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RBC’s BIPOC Emerging Producer Program

Access to interim production financing loans of up to $500,000 for BIPOC producers
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RBC’s BIPOC Emerging Producer Program offers a new financing solution to eligible emerging producers who identify as Black, Indigenous and / or as a person of colour, to provide access to interim production financing loans of up to $500,000.

As part of RBC’s on-going commitment to promote access to capital for BIPOC business owners in addition to our continuing support of emerging artists, RBC’s BIPOC Emerging Producer Program creates access to capital by way of interim financing for production loans and access to experts by way of the Media & Entertainment Banking Specialists.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants who self-identify as Black, Indigenous and/or as a person of colour
  • Applicants who are producers that are considered emerging (see below)

How to apply?

  • Contact a Media & Entertainment Banking Specialist to set up a review discussion

Eligibility

  • Applicants who self-identify as Black, Indigenous and/or as a person of colour
  • Applicants who are emerging producers, defined as:
    • screen-based producer who has not yet acquired extensive experience but has at least 1 credit (in a supporting capacity as a writer, director, associate producer, etc.) in a professionally-produced, screen-based project (digital or TV series, short or feature) and
    • less than 24 months in operation (shown by way of incorporated parent company financials) and/or 2 or fewer completed and delivered productions under their parent company’s operation.

Production Requirements

  • Productions eligible under this program will be those supported by way of license agreement with a CRTC Broadcaster
  • Evidence of project finance by way of Investment Grade Counterparties
  • Projects to be fully funded to full amount of budget
  • Loan Amount From $100,000 to a maximum of $500,000
    Budget Size $500,000 to approximately $2 Million

For more information and how to apply Talk to a Media & Entertainment Banking Specialist

The Royal Bank BIPOC Emerging Producer loan is subject to credit approval based on the credit and financially related information received by Royal Bank of Canada from the applicant and third parties, and is subject to its standard lending practices. Some exclusions apply. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time, without notice.

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