Bell Fund announces decisions for the November 20, 2018 deadline for the Slate and Webdocs Development Programs
Montreal and Toronto, January 31, 2019: The Board of Directors of the Bell Fund has announced its decisions for the November 20, 2018 round of applications. Over $1.8 million in funding has been approved for 30 of the 53 (English and French) applications received.
The following 21 of 38 English language independent production companies received funding, under the Bell Fund’s Slate Development program:
Aircraft Pictures, Anaid Productions (B.C), Artemis Productions, Boat Rocker, Cineflix Studios, Culture Craft Media, Entertainment One Television Productions, Epic Story Media, FORTÉ Entertainment, Headspinner Productions.com, High Dive Media, iThentic, Lark Productions Inc. (B.C.), Mosaic Entertainment (Alberta), New Metric Media Inc., Screen Siren Pictures (B.C.), Sienna Films, TJ Content Ltd., Turtlebox Productions, White Pine Pictures and Workhorse Pictures Inc. (Nova Scotia).
The following 5 of 6 French language independent production companies received funding, under the Bell Fund’s Slate Development program:
Connections Productions (Nova Scotia), Datsit Sphère, Rendez-vous Télé, Téléfiction Productions and Wookey Films (Manitoba).
The following 2 of 4 English language independent production companies received funding, under the Bell Fund’s Webdocs Development program:
Intuitive Pictures (Quebec), Occupied VR
The following 2 of 5 French language independent production companies received funding, under the Bell Fund’s Webdocs Development program:
Creo, Urbania TV
The Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian media content makers who create and produce engaging content for audiences in Canada and around the world. Bell Fund investments support content development and production for broadcast and digital platforms that are accessible to all Canadians. For 20 years, since 1997, the Bell Fund has invested over $200 million in 2,000 Canadian screen-based, media projects.
The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $13 million from Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. The Fund was also awarded a $10 million endowment from Bell TV which supports the Fund’s development programming. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and digital media industry.
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