2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT

My Big Big Friend

Your imagination can take you anywhere you want to go, let you be anyone you want to be, and, if you’re lucky, it’ll even create your very own BiG BiG Friend! And that’s just what happened to three young friends, Yuri, Lili and Matt.

Rouge Brésil

An adaptation of Jean-Christophe Rufin’s bestseller about two children brought to Brazil by the French to learn the indigenous language and act as interpreters for the colonists.

The Borgias

Comprising a hair-raising Renaissance-era crime blog of intrigue, corruption, murder, power-play and perversion, their sordid family saga serves as the backdrop for creator/executive producer/writer Neil Jordan’s definitive and eventful series The Borgias.

International Co-productions

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) supports international co-productions through both its Convergent and Experimental streams. In 2012-2013, international treaty co-productions represented a small portion of CMF funded projects, 2.3% of all convergent funding. There were no co-productions funded in the Experimental Stream in 2012-2013.

At a total of $7.4M, funding retreated  to 2010-2011 levels ($9.1M), from a high of $19.0M in 2011-2012, although the number of projects was consistent at 23.

The majority of co-productions were with the United Kingdom (10) and France (6), as has been the trend in recent years. New co-producing partners included Colombia and Finland. Ireland co-produced a big-budget drama for the third consecutive year, a new series entitled Vikings. Australia returned with 2 projects and Germany with 1 project in 2012-2013 after a two-year absence.

Funding to minority co-productions represented less than one-third of all co-production funding in 2012-2013.

Projects by Country

  Number of projects
Country 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
United Kingdom 12 8 10
France 6 10 6
Australia 0 0 2
Ireland 1 1 1
Brazil 1 0 1
Colombia 0 0 1
Finland 0 0 1
Germany 0 0 1
Singapore 2 2 0
Hungary 1 1 0
China 0 1 0
Romania 0 1 0
Belgium 1 0 0
Total 24 24 23
Note: projects with 2 co-producing countries are counted twice in this table.

Funding by Type of Co-Production

  2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Funding
($M)
Number of projects Hours Funding
($M)
Number of projects Hours Funding
($M)
Number of projects Hours
Majority 4.7 9 52 14.6 12 72 5.2 10 62
Majority Share % of Total 1.6 2.0 2.1 4.7 2.4 2.6 1.6 2.0 2.3
Minority 4.4 14 47 4.4 11 50 2.2 12 55
Minority Share % of Total 1.5 3.1 1.9 1.4 2.2 1.8 0.7 2.5 2.0
Total Co-Productions 9.1 23 99 19.0 23 122 7.4 22 117
Total Co-Productions (%) 3.1 5.1 4.0 6.1 4.6 4.4 2.3 4.5 4.3
Total Convergent projects 288.3 452 2,491 312.5 509 2,801 322.1 489 2,688

 

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