Media Ranch Receives Creative Export Canada Grant


Media Ranch has received major funding from the Creative Export Canada Program under the ministry of Canadian Heritage.

Sophie Ferron, president and executive producer of Media Ranch, said: “Media Ranch is extremely grateful and proud to have received the Canadian Heritage grant for Creative Export Canada, which will allow us to continue our development of premium Canadian and global projects. With our two Horsepower incubator initiatives and original and representative formats, we have established ourselves as the creative format hub for Canada. I am a firm believer that it is better to be an IP owner than a tenant. With this investment, we will ramp up the process through which we export original productions and promote Canadian, talent-driven formats to the world, continuing our global expansion such as our recently announced partnerships in South Korea.”

Creative Export Canada provides visibility and funding to help Canadian creative works achieve financial success abroad. The C$3,371,000 total funding, distributed among the recipients, will help support the audiovisual, interactive digital media, music and publishing industries. The program aims to heighten the exposure of Canadian creative works in international markets and to increase export profitability for Canada’s creative industries.

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, minister of Canadian Heritage, said: “Cultural industries are showing their value now more than ever as they help brighten our lives during these challenging times. That is why the Government of Canada is proud to support our creative industries. I am proud that the Creative Export Canada program will help these projects find success on the international stage.”