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Who can apply?

  • Applications can be accepted from production companies, format developers and writers based in NRW.

What are the conditions?

  • Funding is provided for the development of innovative serial formats in the genres of entertainment, comedy, series, shows and chat shows; and more specifically, the development of the concept and format bible as well as a genre-related proof of concept.
  • The support is granted in the form of a conditionally repayable, interest-free loan.
  • The level of support can be up to 50% of the budgeted costs for project development, but no more than 100,000 Euros for company applications and no more than 50,000 Euros for applications by writers.
  • A minimum of the funding amount must be spent in North Rhine-Westphalia.

 How does it work?

  • A consultation is required before submitting an application.
  • The information and documents required for an application are set out in the application forms.
  • There are two deadlines each year.
  • The funding decisions are taken by the management with support from a group of advisors.

Service Centre

  • Submission dates and all further documents can be found here.


Meike Savarin
Tel. +49-211-930 50-47