Content London Producer Mission

The deadline to apply is August 13, 2019

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Screen Nova Scotia is now accepting applications from mid-to-senior level Nova Scotia television producers to join a business development mission to London, England from December 3rd-6th, 2019 that takes place during Content London.

Six Atlantic producers (two from Nova Scotia), along with an agency representative, will be selected to further enhance the promotion of co-production, joint-financing, and distribution development opportunities between television industry producers in the Atlantic Provinces and those internationally. The mission will enhance the group’s knowledge of working with producers on a national and international scale.

Since its first event in 2014, Content London has quickly grown to establish itself as one of the most important TV drama events in the industry calendar. Content London features an unrivalled conference program with over 200 speakers across more than 50 sessions. From commissioners, producers, financiers, technologists, agents, writers, and other key players in the value chain, Content London aims to deliver the most compelling line-up to ensure delegates stay on top of trends that shape the television industry and bring the international community together in one place at one time.

Industry Consultant: To help ensure producers are prepared for the trip, the NFLDC will engage the services of a consultant for on the ground consulting services while at Content London. Applicants will be notified of the consultant once they are selected in August. Selected candidates will be contacted by the consultant shortly thereafter to begin initial discovery sessions via conference call in advance of the mission.

Travel Assistance: Nova Scotia producers can apply for travel assistance (flights, accommodation and ground transport) via NSBI’s Export Growth Program. If this will be your first time applying, we recommend contacting Yuliya Demish, Export Development Executive, for more information on the application process: (t) 902-424-5054 / (e) ydemish@nsbi.ca

Flights & Accommodations: Filmmakers will be responsible for booking their own travel and accommodations for this trip. The delegation must be on the ground, for meetings in London, England by the morning of December 3rd, 2019. The NLFDC will provide a discount code for Air Canada (details to follow).

Application Process: To be considered for the Content London mission, producers must submit the online application form and all support materials by end of day on Tuesday, August 13th. Incomplete applications will not be considered. NS participants will be selected based on specific criteria, and through a competitive application process. Members of an independent selection committee (comprised of experienced and respected members of the national screen industry) will review applications and select the participants. SNS will notify all applicants of the status of their application by email following the jury meeting, in mid-August.

Please forward your complete application package to Melanie Solomon, Industry Services & Locations Manager (melanie@screennovascotia.com) with the email title “London Application 2019”. Be sure to submit your online Application Form at the same time, so all materials are received together. There is no fee to apply or participate in the mission.

Online Application Form: Click HERE to complete and submit.

Mandatory Support Documents: The following documents must be submitted electronically as individual PDF files in order for your application to be considered by the jury.

  • Personal resume including relevant film, television & new media production credits;
  • Company and personal biography;
  • A synopsis of your feature film, television or new media project (including a summary of the project’s status to date);
  • Project screenplay treatment and/or series bible;
  • Statement of all relevant attachments including co-producers, writers, director (one page maximum). Include the project’s status to date.

Non-Mandatory Additional Package Elements (if available): Applicants are invited to include any of the following additional package elements.

  • Completed screenplay;
  • Proposed principal cast;
  • Bios of any currently attached key creative positions;
  • Marketing and distribution plan and any existing marketing materials;
  • Budget top sheets or proposed budget and finance scenario;
  • Statement of all additional attachments including pre-sales, development funding, confirmed cast (one page maximum).

Producer Criteria: Mid-to-Senior Level Television Producers

  • Must have a minimum of two full producer credits on completed productions within the last five (5) years of the following nature:
    • Television one-off production with a minimum broadcast length of 30 minutes
    • Television series production
    • Feature film that a) received financing from Telefilm Canada, Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia or NSBI or b) had a budget of $1 million or greater
    • Digital media production that a) received funding from the Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund, Independent Production Fund, Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia, or  NSBI and/or b) has achieved distribution on a reputable nationally recognized platform
  • Must have at least one project in development
  • Must have participated in at least one international market or festival event (can include provincially led business development trips/trade missions)
  • Must be a Screen Nova Scotia Producer Member (for information on membership, click HERE)

*If you feel you do not meet the criteria and are still interested in attending the mission, please contact Industry Services Manager, Melanie Solomon: melanie@screennovascotia.com / (902) 229-1499.