Announcing Bespoke
Business Clinics

Are you a BPOC producer with a project in development? Do you find the business forms too intimidating? Do you need help and advice with financial calculations? Then these one-on-one business clinics are for you!

The CISF for BPOC creators will evaluate your needs and team you up with an industry professional who will work with you, and provide practical guidance and advice on budgets, finance plans, cost reports, recoupment, interim financing and more. 

Fill out the application form below.

Who is Eligible?

BPOC producers who have received funds for a project in development and need to submit a cost report or production budget as part of their deliverables. 

BPOC producers with a project in development who need help with designing the following: 

  • Production Budget
  • Financing scenario
  • Tax credit calculations (federal and provincial)
  • Recoupment scenario
  • Cashflow planning
  • Interim financing (if needed for cashflow, prior to receiving tax credits) and interest calculations
  • Related party transactions
  • Application help with CMF’s programs (ie: LFP, EIP, PEP, English Regional Production Bonus, etc) and other funding organizations
  • Gap financing options (if needed

How the clinics work.

Applicants will fill out the application form and identify the services that they will need. The CISF evaluation team will assess your application and assign a professional consultant to work with you. 

The CISF will book your meetings with the consultant at a mutually convenient time. 

Once your project needs are completed you will fill out a form. 

If you have more than one project or have multiple needs you may be eligible for multiple consultations. 

Registration is application-based and open to BPOC creators with a project in development. Please be sure to read the below eligibility requirements before filling out the registration form. There is no fee to apply. The consultants’ services will be paid for by the CISF.

Eligible Genres

  • Documentary – TV or Feature for TV release
  • Documentary series
  • TV Unscripted
  • TV Scripted Series
  • Web Series

Ready to apply?

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

For any questions, please email info@independentfund.org