It turns out that Canada, in digital media terms, is more interesting than you might think. Not only is it a hotbed of piracy (because the legislation needed to curtail piracy doesn’t exist there) but a fledging initiative to support writers of webisodes has developed into a long-term, multi-million dollar programme.
The Independent Production Fund (IPF) is a prominent supporter of short form writing on the web. In the last two years it has funded 26 websiode series (out of 300 applicants) and has just announced its continued support for webisodes through 2014 to the tune of over $1.5 million per year. The deadline for next year’s applications is March 1, 2012. Read the full press release here.
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