This is a real ad, all you Canadian creative geniuses, so go for it:
Established Vancouver-based Film and Television production company is currently seeking a Head of Development to oversee both its current and future slate of projects. Development activities will be focused primarily on independent features and dramatic and limited series for the Canadian, US and international markets.
As the Head of Development you will oversee in-house and third party projects, maintain talent and agency relationships, manage broadcast and distribution relationships, prepare funding applications and cost reports, acquire intellectual property and drive new business opportunities.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, exceptionally well-organized, comfortable in leadership roles and have some background in physical production. Practical experience should include: writing or working with writers, a strong story sense, an ability to work across a variety of genres, a working knowledge of the international independent film and television markets and some experience with business affairs and/or funding applications.
This position should be seen as a potential path to producing and will require a minimum 1-year commitment.
Salary is negotiable based on experience. A moving allowance may apply should re-location be required.
Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter along with references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Don’t know who/what Front Street Pictures is? Here’s what their website has to say:
Front Street Picture Inc. is an innovative production company that produces high quality independent films and made for television motion pictures for worldwide distribution. The head office is established in Vancouver, British Columbia and specializes in providing a full range of services to the film and television industries. In addition to developing and producing in house productions, the company offers a wide range of financial, production and creative services to production partners all over the world.
Front Street’s in-house business infrastructure works closely with producers and production companies to prepare accurate budgets, schedules and a tax credit analyses that reflect real costs and savings. After delivery, the company will process all the cost reports, year end and final tax credit applications to assure maximum outcomes.
Front Street Pictures adheres to British Columbia’s Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) program, an economic initiative designed to encourage production activity in BC. This program provides a 33% basic productions services tax credit in Vancouver’s “Studio” filming zone for BC based labor costs. Filming beyond the zone, Producers can qualify for additional regional credits of 6% or a Distant Regional credit for up to 12%. Furthermore, the Canadian Federal Tax credits offer a rebate of 16% for Production Service or 25% for Productions, however these percentages are subject to “grind” and it is encouraged for applicants to research eligibility and criteria at www.bcfm.ca.
Additionally, the Film Incentive BC (FIBC) economic initiative program focuses on Canadian controlled projects and provides a refundable corporate income tax that includes: a Basic Tax credit of 35%, a Regional Credit of 12.5%, a Distant Location Regional credit of 18.5%, Training for 30% and Digital Animation or Visual Effect (D.A.V.E) at 17.5%.
The potential tax credit savings combined with the company’s considerable internal efficiencies allow Front Street to provide greater financial reserves over any other location in North America, including our local competitors.
The Company’s high level of production activity has allowed it to maintain a “turn-key” office and production infrastructure. Front Street has trained and cultivated world class crews that help create a positive and efficient atmosphere. Through these relationships it has the ability to stay competitive by consolidating costs to help achieve the creative and financial goals of our production clients.
For More Information
Copies of the Tax Credit guidelines, legislation, regulation and application forms may be obtained from British Columbia Film and Media website (www.bcfm.ca)
Good luck, future D-Girls and Boys. Oh, and if you give this a shot, please write in and let us know how it goes.