Supporting documentary filmmakers to tell stories from B.C. and Alberta
Pitch Submission Guidelines
During our last Pitch Intake Window, we asked Producers for the following information in the Pitch Submission Form. Please note, this may change in subsequent pitch intakes.
What to submit to us
Producer(s') First & Last Name(s)
Primary Contact Producer's First & Last Name
Primary Contact Producer's Email Address
Primary Contact Producer's Phone Number
Production Company name and Website URL (if available)
Attestation: I have read, and I agree to be legally bound by the TELUS original Pitch Submission Release for the project named below
Is this the first time you've submitted this particular pitch to TELUS originals? If no, please outline any significant changes to the financing and/or creative materials from the previous submission below and then proceed with completing this pitch form with the most current information.
Logline (If submitting a docuseries, please enter a series logline.)
What is the estimated total run time of the project you're pitching? (For docuseries, please provide combined estimated total run time.)
What is the license amount your financing scenario anticipates from TELUS originals?
Does this project have a pending or confirmed second window presale? If so, from whom? (A second window presale is not required. Please note, Knowledge, TVO and APTN are the only allowable second window presales. TELUS does not come in for second windows.)
Please provide the development history of this project, including:
Source and amount of any development financing;
Description of existing rights agreements and/or clearances;
Confirmation of access to your subjects and/or subjects' ‘world,’ and/or your proposed pathway to access; and
A statement of your relationship to any underlying IP for your project.
With which social impact narrative pillar(s) does the production align with?
Health and Well-being
Food Systems and Security
In which region will 80% or more of the film be shot? (We have 15 budgets, one for each of our CRTC designated regions across B.C. and Alberta. All our films are required by the CRTC to be primarily based in one of these regions. Example: If a pitch set in Prince George is funded, it will receive funding from that region's budget and is required to be locally reflective of this region with 80% or more of the filming set there. That means, 20% or less of the film can be shot anywhere else, including outside of B.C. or Alberta.)
B.C.'s Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky to the Sunshine Coast
Campbell River, Comox Valley, Nanaimo to Duncan
Edmonton, Camrose, Hinton, Whitecourt, Namao, Vegreville
Fort McMurray and Fort MacKay
Greater Victoria Region
Grande Prarie, Peace River and Slave Lake
Penticton, Osoyoos, Trail to Creston
Red Deer, Innisfail, Sylvan Lake and Ponoka
Vernon & Salmon Arm
Please upload a 3-8 page pitch document*, which clearly sets out the following:
Primary story focus, background, themes and approach
Confirmed or potential subjects
Key creative attachments
Ethical storytelling considerations and approach
For docuseries, please include a short synopsis for each episode, as well as a sample episode structure.
*Please note the max. file size is 50 MB.
Please upload your Financial & Budget information:
Preliminary budget top sheet
Please upload your proposed Production Schedule
Would you like to provide any video support materials? Please note, they are not required. If so, please enter the url and enter the password (if applicable)
Who is the target audience for this film?
If an audience development plan exists for this project, please upload it here. (Initial plans are okay. Please note, TELUS originals accepts marketing and publicity line items in production budgets.)
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
Are there any other documents you would like to provide?