April 2, 2002

Cogeco Program Development Fund Announces Investment Decisions for 2002 Projects

The Cogeco Fund's Selection Committee announced its decisions
March 27, 2002.

Projects Receiving Development Loans:

PROJECT PRODUCTION COMPANY
BROADCASTER

Burn: The Robert Wraight Story

Monkeywrenched II (Tapestry Pictures) and Alberta Filmworks

CTV

The Dancer Miracle Pictures
CTV
La Famille Lavigueur Locomotion Télévision
TQS
Halifax Explosion Tapestry Pictures
CBC
The Judy Feld Carr Story Cambium Film & Television
CTV
The Judy Feld Carr Story Cambium Film & Television
CTV
Justice in the Balkans: the Louise Arbour Story Galafilm Productions
CTV

Projects Receiving Equity Investment:

PROJECT PRODUCTION COMPANY
BROADCASTER
Choice Barna-Alper Productions & Great Blue
CTV
Class Rebellion at Burger High Catalyst Entertainment & Accent Entertainment
CTV
Hemingway and Callaghan Shaftesbury CanLit II (Shaftesbury Films)
CBC

Jinnah on Crime: Securities

Force Four

CBC

Odd Squad Odd Man Out Films (Haddock Entertainment & Sarrazin Couture)
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

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