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Applicants should be familiar with the Low Budget Independent

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Applicants should be familiar with the Low Budget Independent

    For Telefilm Canada use APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATION Application # Date received: Y M D Page 1 of 7

    Did you know you can apply online using eTelefilm?

    It’s fast, secure and user-friendly! Give it a try: http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/eTelefilm

     Applicants should be familiar with the guidelines for official coproductions, the applicable bilateral coproduction agreements

    (treaties) and applicable Telefilm Canada’s business policies prior to completing this application form. Please complete all requested information and include all relevant documentation with your application.

Please note that this application form must be signed by all applicants prior to submission to Telefilm Canada.

    CURRENT TITLE OF PROJECT PREVIOUS TITLE(S) OF PROJECT

    Has (have) your coproducer(s) submitted an application to the competent authority in its (their) own country(ies)? Yes No HAS THIS PROJECT EVER BEEN SUBMITTED TO CANADIAN MEDIA FUND? Yes No If yes, please indicate the application number:

    LEGAL NAME OF APPLICANT PRODUCTION COMPANY EGAL NAME OF FOREIGN COPRODUCING COMPANY L

    (PLEASE SEE NOTE BELOW)

ADDRESS ADDRESS

    CITY PROVINCE POSTAL CODE CITY PROVINCE COUNTRY POSTAL CODE

    TEL. FAX TEL FAX ( ) - ( ) - ( ) - ( ) - EMAIL FOR OFFICIAL EMAIL COMMUNICATION

    WEB SITE WEB SITE

    CONTACT FOR THIS FILE

    CONTACT TEL.

    CONTACT EMAIL

    EGAL NAME OF FOREIGN COPRODUCING COMPANY 2 (IF APPLICABLE) LLEGAL NAME OF CANADIAN PRODUCTION COMPANY 2 (IF APPLICABLE)

ADDRESS ADDRESS

    CITY PROVINCE POSTAL CODE CITY PROVINCE COUNTRY POSTAL CODE

    TEL. FAX TEL. FAX ( ) - ( ) - ( ) - ( ) - EMAIL FOR OFFICIAL MAIL E-COMMUNICATION

    WEB SITE WEBSITE

    CONTACT FOR THIS FILE

    LEGAL NAME OF PARENT COMPANY(IES) (IF APPLICABLE) LEGAL NAME OF FOREIGN COPRODUCING COMPANY 3 (IF APPLICABLE)

ADDRESS ADDRESS

    CITY PROVINCE POSTAL CODE CITY PROVINCE COUNTRY POSTAL CODE

    TEL. FAX TEL. FAX ( ) - ( ) - ( ) - ( ) - EMAIL FOR OFFICIAL MAIL E- COMMUNICATION

    WEB SITE WEBSITE

    CONTACT FOR THIS FILE

    TFC Nov 10

    Page 2 of 7

    How did you meet your coproducer? Personal contact During an international market or festival During an initiative from Telefilm Canada Other (please specify): Corporate year-end for the Canadian production company(ies):

    IF THE SCREENPLAY IS BASED ON AN UNDERLYING WORK:

    TITLE OF UNDERLYING WORK: AUTHOR: MEDIUM (E.G., BOOK, STAGE PLAY…): NATIONALITY OF AUTHOR:

    1. GENRE (select only one): 2. FORMAT: 3. LANGUAGE: ORIGINAL VERSION DUBBED VERSION

     Children’s Feature-length Documentary English

     Documentary Mini-Series French

     Other (specify) -- Drama MOW

     Performing Arts One-off

     Variety Pilot

     Youth Series

    4. TARGET AUDIENCE: 5. TECHNIQUE: 6. LENGTH: 7. NUMBER OF EPISODES:

     Children (select the appropriate box(es)) minutes

    General 2D Animation ( %)

    Youth 3D Animation ( %)

     Live-action ( %)

     If more than one technique, give the percentage of each

     DUBBING AND/OR SUBTITLING ENGLISH OR FRENCH (VERIFY SPECIFIC PROVISIONS IN RELEVANT TREATY) Is a dubbed or subtitled version in French or English anticipated? Yes No If yes, country of work Live-action/Documentary: Country From To Number of Days Shooting Postproduction Picture Postproduction Sound Animation: Country From To Number of Days Key Animation rd3 country animation (if applicable) Postproduction Picture Postproduction Sound

    MINI-TREATY PRODUCTION ANIMATION (only under the Agreement between Canada and France)

     Selective assistance under the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the French Republic concerning the promotion of film and video coproduction projects in the field of animation: AMOUNT OF SELECTIVE ASSISTANCE REQUESTED: $

    TFC Nov 10

    Page 3 of 7

    PROJECT PARTICIPANTS LAST NAME FIRST NAME CITIZENSHIP Canadian Producer(s)

    Foreign Producer(s)

    Executive Producer(s)

    Scriptwriter(s)

    Director(s)

    Picture Editor Composer LIVE-ACTION Director of Photography Production Designer / Art Director st 1Lead based on screen time nd2 Lead based on screen time Narrator(s)

    ANIMATION Storyboard Supervisor(s)

    Design Supervisor / Art Director

    Animation Director(s) (2D / 3D)

    Character Model Supervisor(s) (3D)

    Motion Capture Supervisor(s) (3D)

     st1 Lead Voice based on screen time nd2 Lead Voice based on screen time

    TFC Nov 10

    Page 4 of 7

    Are there any third country participants involved in the project? Yes No FUNCTION LAST NAME FIRST NAME CITIZENSHIP REASON Complete the following breakdown of expenses per country BUDGET DATED:

    OPRODUCING COUNTRIES OTHER COUNTRIES* CEXPENDITURES PER TOTAL FINANCING PRODUCER PER COUNTRY Canada Canadian Producer(s) $ $ $ $ $ $ Foreign Coproducer 1 $ $ $ $ $ $ Foreign Coproducer 2 $ $ $ $ $ $ Foreign Coproducer 3 $ $ $ $ $ $ TOTAL EXPENSES PER COUNTRY $ $ $ $ $ $ * If your breakdown includes expenses under Other Countries, complete the following table. Breakdown of expenses per country incurred outside the coproducing countries:

    NATURE OF EXPENSE AMOUNT REASON SPEND NECESSARY OUTSIDE OUNTRY OF RODUCER COVERING COST CPCOPRODUCING COUNTRIES EXPENDITURE

     $

     $

     $

     $

    TFC Nov 10

    Page 5 of 7

    FINANCIAL STRUCTURE DATED:

    PECIFY LEGAL NAME OF OF S%PRODUCTION FINANCING YPE OF FINANCING AMOUNT ONFIRMED? TCCOMPANY OR ORGANIZATION TOTAL

     $ % Canada Media Fund

     Advance $ % - Telefilm Canada Mini-Treaty

     $ % Production Company

     $ % Cdn. coproduction company

     $ % - Tax credit: Federal

     $ % - Tax credit: Provincial

     $ % - Tax credit: Provincial

     $ % Distribution Co. (Canada)

     $ % Broadcasting Co. (Canada)

     $ % Deferrals

     $ % Foreign sales company

     $ % Other funds & agencies

     $ % Other funds & agencies Other funds & agencies $ % Other funds & agencies $ %

     $ % Total Canadian Financing

    Foreign Producer 1 $ %

    CNC Mini-treaty $ % - Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ %

     $ % Total Foreign Financing 1

     $ Foreign Producer 2 %

    Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ %

     $ % Total Foreign Financing 2

     $ Foreign Producer 3 %

    Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ % Specify $ %

     $ % Total Foreign Financing 3

     $ % TOTAL PRODUCTION FINANCING

    TFC Nov 10

    Page 6 of 7

    REQUIRED DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

    IMPORTANT: All elements indicated with an asterisk (*) must be provided at time of application.

     At this stage, letters of interest and/or duly signed short-form agreements are acceptable. Please note that a coproduction short-form or deal memo must include certain required elements (documents available on the Telefilm Canada Web site). Please be advised that during the review of your project, the applicant may be required to provide additional documentation or information. Telefilm Canada reserves the right to request any document or information it deems relevant, including, but not limited to, any document or information pertinent to the eligibility of the applicant and the project. Please be advised that Telefilm Canada will not act as a depositary or be responsible in any way for the holding or return of any material submitted at any time in connection with the application or the project and such material may be destroyed at any time.

    ON FILE AT O OR TFC TFNCLOSED EALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO TELEFILM CANADA MUST BE IN ENGLISH OR FRENCH TFC FOLLOW USE ONLY

     1. The following documents are required only if they have been updated or modified since the production company’s last application to Telefilm Canada: ; Incorporation documents for applicant production company(ies) and parent company(ies), if applicable, with list of shareholders indicating citizenship and share of ownership;

     ; Canadian Status of Corporation and Corporate Information Affidavit (valid for on year) (document available on the Telefilm website).

     2. Proof of citizenship or permanent residency for all Canadian individuals related to the producer function. Proof of citizenship or permanent residency for all key creative personnel (except for Canadian writers).

    Admissible proof: a legible photocopy of a passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate,

    valid permanent resident card, or an original notarized CAVCO declaration of citizenship or permanent residency.

     3. Notarized Canadian Producer’s Affidavit (document available on the Telefilm website).

     4. Notarized Creator’s Affidavit for each Canadian scriptwriter (document available on the Telefilm website).

     5. Notarized affidavit (exemption for non-Canadian courtesy credit) if applicable (document available (N/A on the Telefilm website). )

     6. *Duly executed coproduction contract. N/A

     7. *Complete Chain of Title including:

    ; All rights and options required for the adaptation of the work or the original idea, the script, the

    production and optimal exploitation in Canada and in the rest of the world;

    ; A complete description of the project’s development history; N/A ; All documents demonstrating that the producers own and control all rights pertaining to the

    original idea/concept, all creative material as well as for the development, production and

    exploitation of the project;

    ; Contracts for Canadian and foreign scriptwriters and directors.

     8. *Detailed Production Budget (in $ Canadian) with multiple columns detailing each country’s budget as well as details regarding the spend per country (including costs incurred outside the coproducing N/A countries or on elements that are not from the coproducing countries and the sharing of these between the coproducers).

     9. Investment Agreements in support of the Canadian financial structure including financing agreements from any third country.

     10. Subcontracting agreement in the case of animation projects.

     11. Agreement(s) related to distribution in Canada and the rest of the world (if is not included in point 9).

     12. Recoupment structure, in the case of a mini-treaty application.

     13. Detailed synopsis (or script, if available).

    TFC Nov 10

    Page 7 of 7 TELEFILM CANADA IS SUBJECT TO THE ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT. APPLICANT STATEMENTS: The undersigned authorized representative(s) of the applicant(s) hereby:

    ; authorizes Telefilm Canada to discuss and disclose any information concerning any aspect of the present application, the project, any previously completed project, the applicant and any related party to the applicant, with any entity connected (in Telefilm Canada’s opinion) with the present application, the project, any previously completed project, the applicant and any related party to the applicant, including, but not limited to, actual or proposed financial partner(s), corporate and/or completion guarantors, interim financiers, auditors, legal counsels, the Canada Media Fund, the Department of Canadian Heritage, CAVCO, CRTC, representatives of the foreign competent authorities and any other government body (collectively the “Entities”). The applicant further authorizes said Entities to discuss and disclose to Telefilm Canada any information concerning any aspect of the present application, the project, any previously completed project, the applicant and any related party to the applicant;

    ; authorizes Telefilm Canada to disclose on its website any and all information pertaining to the application and/or the project, such as the project title, genre and format, year of production, scriptwriting language, production companies, coproduction countries,

    coproduction split;

    ; agrees to notify Telefilm Canada immediately if and when any changes occur to any of the submitted documents and shall provide written details of same;

    ; declares that the applicant(s) has/have not entered into any oral or written agreement or side deal that conflicts with any of the provisions of this application form, the guidelines and applicable Telefilm Canada’s business policies;

    ; declares that the project complies and will continue to comply with the guidelines for official coproductions, the applicable bilateral coproduction agreements (treaties) and applicable Telefilm Canada’s business policies. If, in Telefilm Canada’s opinion, the applicant does not respect the guidelines for official coproductions, the applicable bilateral coproduction agreements (treaties) and the applicable Telefilm Canada’s business policies and/or submits mistaken, false or misleading information or omits to provide information considered important by Telefilm Canada related to an application and/or this present application form, then Telefilm Canada may suspend its activities with the applicant, and such, for all Telefilm Canada programs and could be considered ineligible to all funds administered by Telefilm Canada;

    ; has made and shall make without delay full disclosure to Telefilm Canada of any dispute, and actual or potential litigation in connection with the project;

    ; declares that all persons specified as being Canadian in the application and all accompanying documentation, are Canadians, in accordance with the Investment Canada Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or the Citizenship Act;

    ; shall submit to Telefilm Canada, for prior written approval, any expected change to a project that has received a preliminary recommendation and/or final recommendation;

    ; authorizes Telefilm Canada to reproduce and distribute internally to its employees and subcontractors, all material submitted at any time in connection with the project, using any medium or support including its internal servers. The undersigned hereby solemnly declares and warrants that the information and documents submitted for this application are accurate, true and complete, and makes this solemn declaration knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath. Signature of Applicant:

    I am duly authorized

     (Please print ) Title:

     Date:

    Y M D

    ; Signature of Canadian Producer 2 (as applicable)

    I am duly authorized

     (Please print ) Title:

     Date:

    Y M D

    TFC Nov 10

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