TELUS Fund Seeks Multi-Platform Health & Wellness Content
TELUS Fund is currently seeking submissions from Canadian producers to create innovative health and wellness content for multiple digital mediums and TV. The next submission deadline is April 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. PST. Within eight to 10 weeks of the submission deadline, five to 10 successful applicants will be awarded funding of up to $250,000 each.
Content must entertain, engage and educate â€“ be it a one-off documentary, comedy, reality show, magazine series, movie of the week or game show or one of many other concepts. Audiences must be able to access and interact with the content via multiple platforms (television, internet and mobile) and devices (TV, phone, tablet and computer). The digital media work submitted must extend and enhance the TV viewing experience and encompass innovative projects like story-driven videogames, webisodes, mobisodes and interactive web content.
â€œThe TELUS Fund board strongly believes that engaging content created by Canadian producers can have a significant impact on the health and wellness of all Canadians through innovative and imaginative projects,â€ says TELUS Fundâ€™s chair Nini Baird. â€œWe are delighted to help bring these stories to life, and support local producers to bring more content, and particularly Canadian content, to Canadians.â€
TELUS Fundâ€™s first two projects, Alive and MILK, currently in production, each explore important health issues. Through a dramatic online series and interactive webisodes, Alive deals with the struggle of youth with schizophrenia. MILK uses a documentary, website and mobile app to help new mothers give their newborns a healthy start in life.
For more information and to apply to the TELUS Fund, visit www.telusfund.ca.