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STAR Producer Program resources

Below is a list of curated resources aimed at complementing the STAR Producer programming.

 

A new set of resources will be made available as each new module is launched.

Pre-Development resources (Module 1)

Canadian Intellectual Property Office: A guide to copyright

A Government of Canada website explaining some legal guidelines around copyright.

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CMPA funding directory

Tap Canada’s public and private funding sources for financial assistance with your next project.

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Development and Other Challenges: A Producer's Handbook

This handbook addresses business issues and considerations related to certain aspects of the production process, namely development and the acquisition of rights, producer relationships and low budget production.

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From a Producer’s Perspective: How to Find and Acquire Intellectual Property

An article from Screencraft by David Kaufmann about finding and acquiring IP.

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Impact Field Guide & Toolkit

An open source resource guide for documentarians that offer ideas and approaches so you don’t have to solve a problem that someone else has already cracked, and can focus on the unique challenges of your own project.

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On Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts & Stories

This highly-anticipated guide provides cultural principles, key findings from a national consultation process, and best practices for filmmakers, production companies, and funders when depicting Indigenous content on screen, and how communities can be collaborative partners.

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Development resources (Module 2)

C21 calendar of industry events and markets for 2021

A calendar of upcoming and previous industry events and markets happening around the world.

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CMF's international incentive programs

The CMF is part of Canada’s strong funding ecosystem that fosters audiovisual content creation and encourages international coproduction. Together, Canada’s coproduction treaties and the CMF’s financing provide opportunities for Canadian producers and their international counterparts to share resources and talent to tap into new markets. As consumers have growing access to content from all corners of the world, producers can benefit greatly from working together on the international front.

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CMPA's international co-production directory

The International Co-production Directory is designed to facilitate the building of partnerships between Canadian and international producers. The searchable database provides a platform where producers in Canada and abroad can create a detailed company profile and upload information on the projects for which they are seeking co-production partners. The goal of this directory is to help enable independent production companies connect with international partners in a targeted manner. It allows producers to showcase their companies and projects and it will facilitate interaction between companies.

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Production resources (Module 3)

Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

The Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct is dedicated to preventing and reducing harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence within Canada’s creative industries. On November 23, 2017, a coalition of Canadian creative industry stakeholders released a statement committing to zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence and established working groups to explore the development of a Code of Conduct, safer reporting measures and industry-wide education and training. This Code of Conduct is only the first step in achieving these goals.

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Crowdfunding to Build Independence

The Crowdfunding to Build Independence is a course that teaches you the essentials for engaging your audience at every stage of your project, and how to leverage that for distribution and your next project. The class has been taught at hundreds of film festivals, organizations and schools for a reason: class attendees have a 90% success rate funding on Seed&Spark.

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Diverse hiring databases

BIPOC TV & Film’s list of diverse hiring databases that can be used for productions.

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