Check out Comedy Exchange project DON'T TALK TO IRENE, from ‘Guidance’ writer/director and CFC alumnus Pat Mills.


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

Ivan Reitman - Producer/Director | "Ghostbusters", "Twins"

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

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

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

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

Joe Medjuck Producer | "No Strings Attached", "Road Trip" & Dan Goldberg - Producer | "The Hangover" series, "Old School"

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Hamburg - Director / Writer | "I Love You, Man", "Along Came Polly"


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 Posted: Mid-August 2015
  • Application Deadline: Monday, October 5, 2015
  • 2015/2016 Comedy Exchange: November 2015 to June 2016


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 Alaina McGravey at