COGECO FUND announces new Development Program for Web Drama Series

For immediate release August 6, 2015 A funding program to support the development of new digital drama series (webseries) has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Cogeco Fund. The Development and Packaging Mentorship Program is designed to fill the funding gap in the digital production industry in Canada by encouraging producers of web drama series to be “pitch ready” in order to attract distribution, platforms, talent and production financing. This pilot project will replace the Cogeco Fund’s existing television Development, Pre-development and Corporate Feature Film Development funding programs in 2015/16. “The Cogeco Fund has an opportunity to be a leader in assisting the production industry to evolve and adapt in order to create content for new platforms and audiences” stated Yves Mayrand, Chair of the Cogeco Fund. “Successful productions are based on solid development of creative, business and marketing materials – and understanding the target audience. This financial support will help producers to invest the time to make this possible and to test their content.”  » This... Read More →