How To Pitch A TV Show In Canada
DFP supports emerging voices as well as established talent, so we want to hear from you!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What kind of pitch is DFP looking for?
We are currently looking for projects that could be live-action sitcoms, web series, feature-length comedies, and documentaries.
What sort of pitching material should I submit?
DFP’s development team are all voracious readers, so we will review pitches, scripts and bibles. We also accept supporting materials like proof-of-concept videos or sizzle reels.
However, we highly recommend you submit a one page pitch, which clearly states the intent of the series.
Why do I need a production company to produce my project?
DFP is a Canadian independent production company which works with creators, networks and funding agencies to produce content. Canada has a complex system of tax credits, funding agencies and licensing in order to create content, whether it’s conventional television, web or feature films. A production company helps navigate all these and makes sure you translate your script to screen. It is recommended (but not necessary) to find an independent Canada production company before you go pitch a project to a network. It acts as a safety net for the network, because a known prodco won’t run off with all its money!
Have any tips before I submit?
Have you considered which network/platform you want to pitch this to? Have you done research to make sure a similar concept isn’t already in production or airing? Have you spell checked your document? Have you labelled your title page?
When will I hear back from DFP?
We will strive to get back to you within 2-4 weeks.
Before You Submit
Please download the release form from the link below. You must download the release form, sign it and include it with your submission. If you do not submit the release form, we’ll be unable to read your submission. Please include your contact information (or your agent's if applicable), as well as the contact information for any co-writers.
Send materials (in PDF Format), and release form to firstname.lastname@example.org