The success of Stand Up & Pitch, CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program and other competitions under the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO banner is due, in no small part, to the following organizations. A BIG thank you to:

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional arts organization in Canada. They are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television, and digital media sectors. Their more than 4,500 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists, and students. Collectively, they deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion, and mentorship.


alliance-women-directorsAlliance of Women Directors
Alliance of Women Directors was founded in 1997 by alumnae of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women as a community of peers to share information and support one another’s career advancement.


The Canadian Film Centre (CFC)
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC), is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. The organization continues to push boundaries in these industries through its uniquely designed programs and initiatives that span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and award-winning work in the digital media and entertainment industries, all of which generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace



Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
The Canadian Media Producers Association is the national advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development, production and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema and digital media channels. We work to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and to ensure a bright future for the diverse content made by our members for both domestic and international audiences.



HollyWeb Festival
HollyWeb Festival, now in it’s 8th year, is the premiere destination for digital content including shorts, pilots, and series, while bringing digital creators together from around the world in Hollywood, California.


The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution. The organization fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community through its year-round programs, which include IFP Week, IFP Labs, IFP Expanded, Filmmaker Magazine, IFP Gotham Awards, and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a new incubator space developed with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. IFP represents an ever-growing network of 10,000+ storytellers around the world.




InkTip is an script listing service for producers, agents and screenwriters. With over 4,000 registered industry members, InkTip is the fastest and easiest way to find and access writers’ scripts.



For over twenty years, The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), stands as the premier Latinx and diverse media organization, addressing the most underrepresented and largest ethnic minority in the country. NALIP’s mission is to discover, promote and inspire Latinx content creators and diverse voices across all media platforms. NALIP serves the needs of diverse content creators including, producers, performers, writers, directors, and industry professionals.



New York Women in Film & Television
The preeminent professional association for women in the New York entertainment industry, NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,500 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 50 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 15,000 members.




Stareable is the largest community of web series creators. We help creators engage, grow, and monetize their audiences by providing tools and services that help them amplify their presence and build an income from their content. And Stareable Fest is one of the top web series and indie TV festivals in the country, connecting creators with major Hollywood institutions like HBO, Comedy Central, Vice, PBS, and more.





Women in Film Los Angeles
Women In Film advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries – to achieve parity and transform culture.