Questions about submitting show proposals to Showcase
Q: How can I submit an original series pitch to Showcase?
A: The drama team commissions one-hour dramas and half-hour comedies aimed at adults 25-54 for Global Television and Showcase. We're looking for edgy, challenging and dramatic one-hour concepts with strong narratives and an episodic motor for both our conventional and specialty channels, with the edgier and more provocative "cable" concepts for our specialty channel Showcase. Shows that do well for us include Rookie Blue, Haven, XIII, and Lost Girl.
On the half-hour front we're looking for half-hour comedies that fit well with the current Showcase schedule and are able to sustain audiences week after week. Episodic comedies that encourage co-viewing are ideal.
The original dramatic programming team consists of:
Tara Ellis – Senior Director, Original Drama Content
Rachel Nelson – Director, Original Drama Content
Susan Alexander – Production Executive, Original Drama Content
Stephen Finney – Production Executive, Original Drama Content
Proposals should be sent with release forms [download here] to Factual and Drama Submissions at Submissionsfactualdrama@shawmedia.ca.
Questions about past, current & upcoming shows
Q: How can I get information about a program I saw on Showcase Television if I don't know the title?
A: Showcase broadcasts many programs. In order for us to help you, please be specific in your request by providing us with the title and/or exact date and time of the broadcast. We cannot identify programs by description of footage, narrator, host, or interviewee.
Q: How do I acquire more information on a particular program?
A: Showcase Television can provide viewers with repeat dates and times of a specific show when possible. We cannot provide more information on the subject than is included in the program's content, nor can we provide contact information for stars or hosts of our programs and films.
Q: How can I find out if certain program will be repeated?
A: Traditionally most of our programs are re-aired at some point. To determine if the program you are interested in is currently scheduled to be rebroadcast, please check our daily listings at www.showcase.ca/schedule.
Q: How can I find out about the music heard in your programs?
A: Most of our on-air promotional and original series music is written specifically for our programs. While musical pieces may be available commercially, they are not available for sale through Showcase.
Q: Where do I send comments about a specific show?
A: The feedback and opinions of our viewers are very important to us. Any comments sent to our viewer relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org will be reviewed and forwarded to appropriate departments within our company.
Q: How can I suggest a program or movie for Showcase?
A: We are always looking for movie and program suggestions. Please be assured that any suggestions sent through our viewer relations department will be forwarded to our programming department for review and consideration when they formulate future schedules. You can make a submission for Showcase by sending an email to email@example.com.
Q: Are Showcase Television's programs available to purchase on DVD or VHS?
A: Showcase does not have the distribution rights to any of the programs or films we broadcast. At this time, we have discontinued the Shop section on showcase.ca. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I get in touch with Showcase?
A: For any comments, queries and questions, our viewer relations department will do their best to assist you. They can be reached at email@example.com.
Q: How do I get in touch with Showcase regarding your website, online content or video section?
A: For comments, queries and questions relating to our website or online video section, our digital department will do their best to assist you. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.