Funny business is about to begin. Stay tuned for news on the 2014 Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange. 


Eugene Levy - Filmmaker | "American Reunion", "Best in Show"

Ivan Reitman - Producer/Director | "Ghostbusters", "No Strings Attached"

Judd Apatow - Filmmaker | "The 40 Year Old Virgin", "This is 40"

Leslie Mann - Actor | "The Other Woman", "The Bling Ring"

Dan Goldberg - Producer | "The Hangover" series, "Old School"

Nia Vardalos - Actress / Writer | "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", "My Life in Ruins"

Mike White - Actor / Filmmaker | "Enlightened", "School of Rock"

David Frankel - Filmmaker | "The Devil Wears Prada", "Hope Springs"

Nicholas Stoller - Director / Writer | "Neighbours", "The Muppets"

Donald Petrie - Actor/Director | "Miss Congeniality", "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

Tamara Jenkins - Filmmaker | "The Savages", "Slums of Beverly Hills"

Ron Yerxa - Producer | "Little Miss Sunshine", "Cold Mountain"

Joshua Astrachan - Producer | "A Prairie Home Companion", "Friends With Kids"


The Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange is a high-level cross-border project and business accelerator for established producers and their feature comedy properties. This initiative builds traction for comedy projects by offering producers and their teams access to respected creative counsel as well as financing and packaging expertise from key decision-makers and comedy experts.


  • Application Deadline:  Extended to October 6, 2014 (Application Period Closed)
  • Teams Announced: November 2014
  • Individual Team Modules (Toronto, NY, LA): TBA November 2014 to June 2015


This exchange is a part-time, individually-tailored initiative for up to three teams and projects per year. It provides producers and teams with expert support, elevates a project’s creative and marketplace potential and builds momentum within Hollywood and the independent film communities.

Core Components
  • Delivers targeted one-on-one access to key comedy experts
  • Advances the development and packaging of projects
  • Provides tailored marketing and promotional strategies
  • Brokers countless creative and business opportunities
  • Helps catalyze interest and investment in projects
  • Increases audience engagement and distribution potential

For any additional questions concerning the Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange, please email Jakub Jasinski at