This guide is designed for independent producers who want to pitch ideas to CTV.
As Canada's #1 conventional broadcaster, CTV strives to entertain Canadians from coast to coast. We concentrate on big-tent, high-quality programming, universal in theme, driven by unique and exceptional characters. At this time, we are primarily looking for close-ended episodic series, reality-competition shows and, on occasion, mini-series.
We actively support Canadian writers and independent production companies, and commission only Canadian-based productions, Canadian treaty co-productions and co-ventures. Currently we are only commissioning English-language projects.
All submissions must be accompanied by a Bell Media submission form signed by you (or all parties as the case may be).
In addition, we require the following:
Only completed submissions along with a signed submission form will be acknowledged and reviewed.
If there is interest in your project, it may be placed into development where we will require you to further flesh out the idea. The initial review process takes up to six (6) weeks from receipt of your submission and submission form.
We receive hundreds of submissions each year and only a few will be selected. If your submission is not selected for development during the six-week review period, it is deemed withdrawn and we will not have any rights or claims to your submission. We do not retain copies of your submission and it will be returned to you or deleted. Hardcopy submissions will be returned if you provide us with a stamped self-addressed envelope; otherwise, it will be shredded. Electronic submissions will be deleted from our system.
Please send all proposals to:
Mike Richardson, Program Development Coordinator, Bell Media
299 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2Z5 Canada
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