How Do I Get My Show On the CBC?

Pitches should be submitted to the appropriate department for review. In order to identify which department you should submit your pitch to, please review the Genre section of this site for more information. 
Submissions must be accompanied with a signed copy of the CBC's Submission Release form, which can be downloaded here.
Once your project has been submitted to the appropriate Genre department, producers can expect a response within six to eight weeks.
If there is interest in a project, the producer will be contacted for further discussion and refinement of the program proposal. Producers may be contacted should additional materials be necessary in order to make a full and proper assessment.

Development Stages

Projects generally go through a development process before being considered for production. Development stages vary depending on each individual project. 


Project becomes a "fleshed out pitch" and includes where required:
  • Outline
  • Research
  • Mini-Bible
  • Show Rundown

1st Stage Development

Project enters formal development. Development depends on the project type, but may include scripts, series bible, additional research, detailed outlines, etc.

2nd Stage Development

Project is developed further. This phase of development depends on the project type, but may include further scripts, casting conversations, preliminary financing and budget details.

Pilot Production

For series in development, the project may move into production of a pilot episode.


The creative evaluation process takes place at this stage. This may include testing, schedule placement, talent packaging, and further creative development.

Greenlight for Production

The decision to Greenlight for Production is based on a final analysis of the project, including creative materials, budget, financing, casting, etc.

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