Bonusode #23 – Andra Sheffer, Executive Director of the IPF

IPF = Independent Production Fund

One does not simply fund a webseries. Established 20 years ago as a means to finance and support Canadian television productions, the IPF (Independent Production Fund) has over recent years broadened its scope to include web series in its mandate. Many a web series creator owes their story to the IPF for breathing much-needed life into their productions and giving them the ability to carry it from paper to screen. Currently they invest over $1.5M a year into web series, knowing full well most of the time that they may not make their money back.