May 21, 2003

Cogeco Program Development Fund Announces Investment Decisions for April 2003 Projects.

Development Loans Approved:

PROJECT
PRODUCTION COMPANY
BROADCASTER

Alone: The Manon Rhéaume Story (Ph. 2)

Les Productions Colin Neale Inc.& Voice Pictures

CTV

City Life

Accent Entertainment

CTV

Creepshow

Minds Eye Development Inc. & SecondSun Entertainment

YTV

Deli Show/Déli Chaud

Klik Animation

Teletoon

Free Rider (Phase 3)

Shaftesbury Films

CTV

Johnny Canuck (Phase 3)

Shaftesbury Films

CBC

Les ex d'Alex

Match TV

Groupe TVA

Miss Canada

Barna-Alper Productions & Park Ex Pictures

CBC

Our Game

Bar Harbour Films

CBC

Tink

Non Stop Fun Entertainment

YTV

War Correspondent (Phase 2)

Imagi-Nation Film & Television

CTV

Whoosh of Gadoosh

Zoe Mae Productions Inc.

Treehouse

Wit's End

Park Ex Pictures

CTV


No production financing was available for this round of applications. The COGECO Fund will resume investing in production projects in July, 2003. The next deadline to apply for funding for development and production is July 15, 2003.

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


For further information:
Andra Sheffer, Executive Director

info@ipf.ca

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

Claire Dion. Associate Director

fipinfo@ipf.ca

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