Today Interactive Ontario launched the International Digital Media Co-Production Guide for Canadian Companies. I’m rather proud of it since IO hired me to research and write this report and it consumed a great deal of my Winter 2014. I’ve given you the link to the report on the IO website but you can also find it on CMF, OMDC and Bell Fund’s websites (as funders of the study) and CMF also has a French version.
You should check it out if you’re interested in digital media co-production. I spoke with a number of producers and stakeholders in Canada and outside to identify the advantages and disadvantages to this kind of business structure as well as the different business models that producers are experimenting with. The report also has tips for how to get started in the international marketplace and a section that provides specific resources for UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. It’s both a big picture report and a handy tool for producers.