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The Nova Scotia Content Market is an annual industry event for emerging and established film and television producers in Nova Scotia to meet with influential Canadian, U.S., and U.K. broadcasters, distributors, and studio executives. This market provides Nova Scotia producers with direct access to industry decision-makers at the national and international levels, across all genres and formats.
This year we’ll be presenting a hybrid event from October 23-24, with one day of in-person meetings followed by a VIP reception and another day of virtual pitch meetings the following day.
Training for Emerging Producers
Dates: October 16 – 17
As part of Screen Nova Scotia’s mandate to provide professional development initiatives, this two-day training course for emerging producers will include:
October 16th: A full-day in-person Business Affairs day, with information sessions and case studies hosted by national funding agencies, producers, and financiers.
October 17th: A full-day in-person interactive Market Preparation Program from international consultant Kevin Wright. This master class will provide selected emerging producers with an overall introduction to preparing for the pitch, with a significant focus on their project’s content. Homework designed to develop the core elements of each pitch will be assigned to participants ahead of time. This will be provided in .PDF format and should be completed and brought to the training session.
This mandatory training component of the event will provide our emerging producers with the tools and information they needed to effectively pitch their projects during the 1-2-1 meetings during the market. Selected emerging producers will receive further info on the training portion of the market.
In-Person Pitch Meetings
Date: October 23
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Halifax Harbourfront Marriott (1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5)
The main event, with over 200 1-2-1 pre-scheduled pitch meetings taking place between attending broadcasters, distributors, studio executives, and Nova Scotia film and television producers.
Date: October 23
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Pickford & Black (1869 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S9)
Virtual 1-2-1 Pitch Meetings
Date: October 24
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Location: Online (Zoom)
Following the in-person market, Screen Nova Scotia will be providing a virtual day of pre-scheduled pitch meetings for delegates/producers who are unable to travel, or attend the in-person event. All meetings will take place via Zoom, similar to last year. Please ensure that you have Zoom downloaded and are familiar with it before your meetings. Full instructions on how to connect to your virtual meetings will be available in advance (we’ll be using the same Breakout Rooms format as last year’s event).
1-2-1 MEETING REQUESTS
A full list of attending resource delegates can be found HERE. This list was updated on October 16th at 1:20 p.m.
Please note that this year’s list is divided into two categories: in-person and virtual.
Producers will make two lists of their top meeting selections (max: 10 requests for in-person and 10 requests for virtual). Please ensure these lists are in order of meeting preference. Meetings will then be scheduled by the SNS team based on the information provided in producer applications and broadcaster/distributor/studio availability and profiles.
We do our very best to schedule each producer’s top meeting picks but we can not guarantee specific meetings, especially with highly requested delegates and/or those with limited availability in their schedules (we will also be using submitted projects/slates in order to best match producers to highly requested delegates).
We ask that all producers carefully read the company profiles and bios of the attending delegates before making meeting requests, to ensure they will be a good fit for the projects on your slate.
If there are delegates who still have availability after all meeting requests have been scheduled, we will reach out to producers via email and offer those meeting slots on a first-come, first-serve basis.
On October 23rd, all in-person meetings will take place between 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Atlantic Daylight Time, with a scheduled lunch and afternoon break. On October 24th, all virtual meetings will take place on Zoom between 10:30 a.m. – 5:50 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time. We are assuming all producers are available throughout the full two days of meetings but if you have specific availability, please let us know ASAP so we can block out your schedule. Please note that this will affect the number of meetings we can book for you.
The deadline to submit meeting requests to firstname.lastname@example.org is 11:59 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10th. Due to tight timelines, we can not accept late meeting requests. We also will not be able to change or rearrange any meetings after they are scheduled.
Additional Meetings: Listed at the bottom of the Content Market Bio sheet, these are meetings that can be requested and will not count towards your total meeting requests. This is a great way to connect one-on-one with local funders/financiers who will be available during the market.
Please note that producer fees must be paid before the deadline of October 10th, otherwise 1-2-1 meetings will not be booked. We can not accept late payments.
Emerging Producer Fee: There will be a $100 participation fee for selected emerging producers. Please click the button below to pay online.
Established Producer Fee: There will be a $250 participation fee for established producers.
Second Delegate Fee: There is a $100 participation fee for approved second delegates who were included in established producer applications.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Kelsey Power, Communications and Events Officer: email@example.com / 902-229-1499.