Creative BC brings a strategic and integrated approach to the growth and development of the province's creative industries. Creative BC provides professional expertise and business support to strengthen BC's motion picture, interactive digital, music and publishing sectors. Creative BC's programs, services and investments act as a catalyst to help these sectors realize their economic and creative potential and contribute to the future prosperity of our province.
2225 West Broadway
Vancouver BC Canada, V6K 2E4
Tel: (604) 736-7997
Motion Picture Services: (604) 730-2732
Canadian Broadcast Corporation
Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) sets and regulates industry standards.
Canadian Film and Television Production Association(CFTPA)
Since 1995, the Association has been actively lobbying both federal and provincial governments to maintain and in some cases to improve policies affecting the well-being of the film, television and new media industry. The CFTPA has played a role in several major policy developments, including the introduction of various tax credits across the country and the renewal of the Canadian Television Fund.
The Canadian Film and Television Production Association also provides a valuable resource of links. Check their Links web page: www.cftpa.ca/links.html#can
Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC) (ROYALTIES SERVICE)
The Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC) is the point of access to these royalties for a wide range of owners. The CRC is a non-profit corporation, founded by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association(CFTPA) and is fully established as a "collective society" under the Copyright Act. It is governed by and its policies are set by program owners and producers.
Canadian Television Fund (FINANCING)
THE CANADIAN TELEVISION FUND (CTF) is a private-public initiative with an annual budget of close to $230 million a year. It consists of two distinct, yet complementary programs: the Equity Investment Program (EIP), administered for the CTF by Telefilm Canada, a crown corporation, and the License Fee Program (LFP), administered by the CTF, a private-sector organization.
The Department of Canadian Heritage, the Cable Production Fund (a creation of the Canadian cable industry) and Telefilm Canada joined forces in 1996 to create the CTF. Each party contributed financial resources to a critical funding program for the Canadian television and film industry.
National Film Board of Canada (PUBLIC DISTRIBUTOR)
Created in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a public agency that produces and distributes films and other audiovisual works which reflect Canada to Canadians and the rest of the world. NFB will produce and co-produce certain types of films. The NFB accepts proposals from filmmakers for evaluation for support and discussion.
National Film Board of Canada
200 - 1385 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6H 3V9
Tel: (604) 666-3838
Fax: (604) 666-1569