August 29, 2001

The Board of Directors of the COGECO Program Development Fund announced its decisions for the first quarter of 2001-2002.

THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS RECEIVED DEVELOPMENT LOANS:

The Hanged Man - Phase II (formerly No Tears to the Gallows)

Shaftesbury Films Inc.

CTV

Choice Barna-Alper Productions
CTV
Pluto Rising Spiderweb Productions
Global
That Summer in Paris (formerly Hemingway) Shaftesbury Films Inc
CBC
Infosaurus D'Egg Corporation
TVO
S: Portrait of a Spy Alberta Filmworks Inc.
A -Channel
La vie qui tue Lyla Films inc.
SRC
Les Chroniques du Plateau Mont-Royal Les Productions Sogestalt
SRC
Les aventures tumultueuses de Jack Carter Cirrus Productions inc.
SRC
Jacques Normand, l'enfant terrible - II Téléfiction Productions inc.
SRC
Musée Eden Productions Sovimage
SRC
Cauchemar d'amour II Match TV inc.
Groupe TVA
Code Bezhentzi II Lyla Films inc.
SRC
Lance et compte: la reconquête Communications Claude Héroux Plus inc.
TQS
La vie rêvée de Mario Jean Yatsav Productions inc.
SRC
Flash Point Zone 3 inc.
TQS

THE FOLLOWING MOW's RECEIVED PRODUCTION EQUITY FUNDING:

The Investigation

Voice Pictures

CTV

Agent of Influence Alberta Filmworks Inc.
CTV


Cogeco's Theatrical Feature Film Fund received 11 applications this year from production companies across Canada, in both English and French. This program supports the work of feature film production companies with a slate of at least 3 feature films in development over the next year. Eligible companies must have an established track record, and funding recipients receive loans of up to $35,000.

THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES RECEIVED DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR FEATURES:

Savi Media Inc.

FILMS: The Friends of Dottie Cobb, Crusade, Handiwork, The Waitress
Serendipity Point Films FILMS: Fugitive Pieces, In the Skin of a Lion, Barney's Version
Cinemaginaire Inc. .FILMS: Délit de fuite, Mambo Italiano, Ovo


The COGECO Program Development Fund offers two programs to support the Canadian television industry: the Development Program offers approximately $400,000 annually to Canadian independent producers for the development of dramatic television series, MOW’s and mini-series, and since July 1999, also includes feature film development. The Production Program offers over $1 million annually contributed by Cogeco Cable Inc., and provides equity investments for the production of MOW’s, mini-series and pilots for dramatic series.

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