December 11, 2002

Cogeco Program Development Fund Announces Investment Decisions for October 2002 Projects

Projects Receiving Development Loans:


Cardinal Rules

BBR Productions & Breakthrough Films


Free Rider Shaftesbury Films Inc.
Histoire de famille Cité-Amérique Cinéma Télévision inc.
La Vie rêvée de Mario Jean – Phase 2 Cirrus Productions inc.
Société Radio-Canada
Lives of the Saints – Phase 3 Capri Films Inc.
Paula's Power Play The Nightingale Company
A-Channel, Movie Central Collideascope
Digital Productions Family Channel
Le Ratpack Productions Casablanca inc.
TQS Verité Films TVO, SCN
Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story Accent Entertainment Inc. CBC
War Correspondent ImagiNation Film & Television CTV
Zaida & the Hitman Miracle Pictures Inc. CTV

The COGECO Program Development Fund is the only private fund in Canada dedicated to the development of dramatic television series, MOW's and mini-series as well as the production of MOW's, mini-series and pilots.

Deadlines for application are February 1, April 1, July 15 and October 15 for the television development and production financing programs, and July 1 only for the Theatrical Feature Film Development Program. The Cogeco Fund is administered by the Independent Production Fund.

2002 marks the 10th anniversary of the Cogeco Program Development Fund!

For further information:
Andra Sheffer, Executive Director

T: 416-977-8966
F: 416-977-0694

Claire Dion. Associate Director

T: 514-737-9969
F: 514-737-9008