Demystifying Financing with National Bank


Each of the four sessions will go through the same outline and content, but will do so in the context of different production types. Participants can attend as many of the sessions as they wish, but must register and pay for each one separately.

Each session takes place from 12:30pm - 2:30pm, and will be facilitated via Microsoft Meetings.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Demystifying Financing for Scripted Content: Wednesday March 2, 2022
  • Demystifying Financing for Unscripted Content: Wednesday April 6, 2022
  • Demystifying Financing for Digital Content: Wednesday May 4, 2022
  • Demystifying Financing for Animation Content: Wednesday June 1, 2022


Are you nervous about having to deal with the bank to help get your production made? Let the professionals at National Bank's Creative Industries Group help you to feel confident in building that relationship.

  • Walk through the financial checklist and learn how to package a request while mitigating financial risk for your loan.
  • Learn about the closing process, disbursing the funds from your loan, and all documentation required to secure your loan.
  • Finally, learn what happens when it's time for repayment.

Dealing with the bank and negotiating a loan for your production can be daunting, especially if you don't have a lot of practice. These lunch-hour sessions are designed specifically to help participants reach a comfort level with the process. By explaining the process, defining all the moving parts and what purpose they serve, we hope participants will feel more at ease and better prepared the next time they sit down with the bank.

National Bank's Creative Industries Group wants participants to know that the bank is your partner in your production.


Members: $25.00 (+hst) per session

Non-members $35.00 (+hst) per session




National Bank of Canada (Creative Industries Group)

National Bank's Creative Industries group is dedicated to supporting the unique financing needs of producers.  Delays accessing payments on a project can have a major impact on your ability to deliver your production.  Through our made-to-measure financing solutions, we can help navigate the challenges of the industry.  Founded in 1998, the Creative Industries Group is an industry leader who shares your passion having secured financing for over 10,000 productions in Canada and worldwide.  National Bank relies on the experienced team of more than 40 experts and offers a wide range of solutions for related companies in visual effects, post-production, augmented reality, multimedia, events, digital, performing arts and video games.

MODERATOR: Carolyn Allain, Senior Account Manager

Before joining National Bank, Carolyn's experience spans more than two decades as a producer and business affairs specialist in film, TV and digital media.  Her industry experience allows her to better support clients seeking financing solutions in the dynamic marketplace.