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Welcome to TiP!

The Toronto Indie Production (TiP) program permits eligible Canadian producers to engage ACTRA performers on long or short-form low-budget dramatic productions with budgets less than $275,000. The TiP rates are lower than ACTRA’s Independent Production Agreement (IPA) minimum rates and represent a significant financial incentive to emerging filmmakers from the ACTRA Toronto membership.

Established by ACTRA Toronto in July 2002, Toronto Indie Production (TiP) is a micro-budget Canadian dramatic film production program that cultivates and supports new and emerging Toronto filmmakers. Since it was launched, this privately-funded program has 535 films to its credit (450 shorts and 85 features), 4000 successful festival entries worldwide, and more than 200 awards in a variety of film categories.The program provides Canadian filmmakers with the essential ingredients for getting started in the industry, and offers first-hand experience working with ACTRA performers.
TiP allows producers to work with committed professional performers who are willing to invest 60-80% of their fees back into film production in exchange for back-end performance royalties.TiP’s program co-ordinator, working on a project-by project basis, assists producers in walking through the steps to bring Canadian stories to our screens.To find out more about the evolution of the TiP program and what it means to the community of filmmakers who have participated in it, check out the  TiP Legacy Project

TiP Contacts

Tasso Lakas, TiP Coordinator
 416-642-6733

 

 

 

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