March 26, 2003

Cogeco Program Development Fund Announces Investment Decisions for February 2003 Projects

Development Loans Approved:

PROJECT
PRODUCTION COMPANY
BROADCASTER

Cause of Action

Alberta Filmworks

CBC

Citizen Tipster Watchdog Productions Inc.
CTV
From Gold to Dust: The BreX Story Anaid Productions Inc.
CTV
Iron Road Anne Tait Productions & Massey Productions
CBC
Octopus Go Films
SRC
Rainbow Warriors Water Street Pictures
CTV
The Real Truth About Animals Amaze Film & Television
The Comedy Network
Wally – Phase II Accent Entertainment Corp.
CBC

Production Investments Approved:
PROJECT
PRODUCTION COMPANY
BROADCASTER

3 petits tours

Park Ex Pictures inc.

SRC

Chicks with Sticks The Nightingale Company & High Voltage Pictures
A – Channel
Murdoch Mysteries Shaftesbury Films Inc.
Bravo!
Selling Innocence ImagiNation Films & Television Productions and Cité-Amérique
CTV
Trudeau II Big Motion Pictures Inc.
CBC

The COGECO Fund has awarded all of its production financing for the fiscal year. There is no funding available for production projects for the upcoming April 1st deadline. The Fund will be able to invest in production projects again in July, 2003. Development applications are still welcome for April 1st!

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.


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