Funding


Netflix teams with Canada’s Hot Docs for funding initiative

Netflix and Canada’s documentary festival and conference, Hot Docs, are unveiling a five-year funding and development initiative for Canadian filmmakers. The Hot Docs ‘Canadian Storytellers Project’ will invest in funding and professional development programs for Canadian documentarians who may be indigenous, French-speaking, deaf and/or have a disability, or that are persons of colour. This will […]

UK kids industry gets ‘much-needed’ £60m cash injection

The British kids TV industry has been given a £60 million (US$81.3 million) production and distribution boost, in a move that has been described as a “much-needed stimulus” for local producers. The UK government revealed the fund would be available for content broadcast on commercial public TV broadcasters such as ITV and Channel 5, other […]

BBC ups Welsh programming investment by 50%

UK pubcaster the BBC is to increase its funding in English-language programming at its Welsh operation by £8.5 million (US$10.6 million) per year. The BBC claimed the increase, which will take its total investment in English-language TV in Wales to about £30 million by 2019/2020, is “the biggest expansion of BBC Wales television output in […]