July 4, 2002

Cogeco Program Development Fund Announces Investment Decisions for April 2002 Projects

The Cogeco Fund announced the funding decisions made at the June 9, 2002 meeting in Banff, Alberta.

Projects Receiving Development Loans:

PROJECT PRODUCTION COMPANY BROADCASTER

Acts of Murder

Mystique Films Ltd.

CBC

Boxing Day: the Tommy Burns Story Associated Producers
CTV
Chinatown Diaries Savi Media Inc.
CTV
The Dancer
Phase II
Miracle Pictures
CTV
Lives of the Saints Capri Films Inc.
CTV
Malacci Productions Ostar
TQS
Le négociateur
Phase II
Les Productions Sovimage
TVA
Smilin’ Perry Decode Entertainment Inc.
Teletoon

Projects Receiving Equity Investment:

PROJECT PRODUCTION COMPANY BROADCASTER
Bilan
Les Films Zingaro Inc.
SRC
Croon
The May Street Group
CHUM
The New Beachcombers
Soapbox Productions
CBC


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