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2017 GUIDELINE CHANGES TO WEB DRAMA SERIES PROGRAM

Amendments have been made to the following sections of the Guidelines:

PROJECT AND APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

In order to encourage knowledge-sharing, first-time scripted web series producers must identify and confirm the participation of a business, marketing or creative mentor/consultant on the production team, who has prior scripted web series experience and the appropriate skills to enhance the project.  For example, a co-writer, script editor, social media strategist or experienced producer.

In order to provide opportunities for talent development, producers with prior scripted web drama series experience should identify and confirm the participation of a “new talent” (with no more than one previous web series credit) in a key creative position.

FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION

All projects must be contracted by the IPF within 6 months of final financing commitment.