The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Netflix have announced the official start of a new five-year partnership in support of Canadian talent.
The Netflix-CFC Global Project partnership will use a model of three distinct program accelerators aimed at fostering opportunities for Canadian creators and their film/TV projects in the international marketplace.
“Partnering with Netflix on this initiative represents an incredible opportunity for the CFC to continue to be at the forefront of advancing and empowering Canadian voices and stories globally,” said Slawko Klymkiw, CEO, CFC. “This project will promote opportunities for our Canadian creators, who offer a diversity of perspectives and voices to connect with global audiences.”
The program’s three facets include:
- The Calling Card Accelerator: Expands opportunities for new creators to showcase their talent through a produced calling card and realize the potential of their feature film or TV series project through a produced proof of concept.
- The Project Development Accelerator: Bolsters the international reach of dramatic feature films or TV series from mid-level diverse creators, by offering them enhanced and tailored access to development support and inspired global perspectives.
- The Marketplace Accelerator: Strengthens the festival/market preparedness of diverse creators with exciting projects and/or produced content looking to attract and secure international attention and investment.
Each accelerator will adopt a bespoke approach based on the select creator’s needs and project, according to a CFC press release.
“The diverse creative talent in Canada is among the best in the world, and we’re excited to partner with the CFC to help expand opportunities for Canadian creatives in the international marketplace,” said Larry Tanz, vice-president of Content Acquisition at Netflix. “We’ve seen first hand how well Canadian talent has captivated our members around the world and look forward to working with the CFC to continue to foster Canadian creatives.”
As part of its commitment, Netflix will become the Presenting Sponsor of CFC’s Annual Gala & Auction, CFC’s Annual BBQ Fundraiser, CFC’s Annual Garden Party and CFC’s Annual Reception in L.A. In addition, a restored cottage on the CFC campus in Toronto will become the newly-named Netflix House, enabling different groups of talent to connect and collaborate in a shared central hub of creative activity.
Subscribe Now – Free!
Broadcast Dialogue has been required reading in the Canadian broadcast media for 25 years. When you subscribe, you join a community of connected professionals from media and broadcast related sectors from across the country.
The Weekly Briefing from Broadcast Dialogue is delivered exclusively to subscribers by email every Thursday. It’s your link to critical industry news, timely people moves, and excellent career advancement opportunities.
Let’s get started right now.