April 9, 2002

Investment decisions announced for 2002 Projects

The Independent Production Fund's Board of Directors awarded funding to 14 dramatic television series at the meeting of March 26, 2002:





The 11th Hour Alliance-Atlantis Communications CTV

2030 CE II

Minds Eye Pictures & Buffalo Gal Pictures YTV

Blue Murder iII

Barna Alper Productions Global
Cold Squad VI Keatley MacLeod Productions & Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc CTV

Degrassi – The Next Generation II

Epitome Pictures CTV
Monster by Mistake III Cambium Film & Video YTV, VRAK TV

Paradise Falls II

Breakthrough Films & Television Inc. Showcase
Big Comfy Couch VI Radical Sheep Productions Treehouse TV
Phunkee Zee Savi Media & The Nightingale Company YTV
Silverwing Bardel Animation Ltd. Teletoon


Annie et ses hommes
Sphère Média 2001 inc. Groupe TVA
Cauchemar d’amour II Match TV inc.
Groupe TVA
JMJ Bleuroux Films Inc.

Groupe TVA

Tabou II Productions Tabou II

Groupe TVA

Tribu.com III Sovimed Inc.

Groupe TVA

In addition, three Special Projects received IPF grants: The Canadian Screen Training Centre’s Summer Institute of Film and Television (SIFT); the Atlantic Film Festival’s Industry Series; and the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Trade Forum.

The Independent Production Fund was created in 1990 with a mandate to encourage the production of dramatic television series produced by independent producers for private broadcasters. The Fund has invested over $32 million in the Canadian television industry. It is managed by an independent Board of Directors composed of 6 members: Peter Mortimer (President), Robert Roy (Vice-President), Paul Gratton, Heather McGillivray, Bernard Montigny and Denise Robert.

Due to the large number of applications for funding received at this deadline period, the Board of Directors decided to commit all of the funding available to the IPF for fiscal year 2002. Therefore, the IPF’s deadlines of April 15th and October 1st will accept applications for Special Project funding ONLY. We will next accept applications for series funding in February, 2003.

The IPF also administers the Cogeco Program Development Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, the CFCN Production Fund, and the Videon Fund.

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For further information:

416-977-8966 514-737-9969
info@ipf.ca fipinfo@ipf.ca


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For further information:

416-977-8966 514-737-9969
info@ipf.ca fipinfo@ipf.ca