A total of 19 Canadian films have been given the ‘green light’ and will get financial support from Corus Entertainment.
Corus announced the latest recipients of the Corus Made with Pay Fund, giving Canadian filmmakers from Lunenberg, Nova Scotia to Vancouver, British Columbia development funding support.
The Corus Made with Pay Fund recipients include:
- Academy Award nominated Canadian filmmaker Norman Jewison and son Michael Jewison who team up on High Alert inspired by Jewison’s original feature Russians Are Coming, Russians Are Coming. With writers Rick Mercer (The Rick Mercer Report, Made In Canada) and Ed Riche (Life with Derek, The Nine Planets, Made In Canada) produced by Sandra Cunningham, directed by Norman Jewison.
- Screenwriter William D. MacGillivray and producer Terry Greenlaw of Picture Plant Ltd. (Stations, Life Classes) for Bear, based on the Governor General Award-winning novel by Marian Engel, touted as the most controversial novel written in Canada.
- Producer Damon D’Oliveira (Lie with Me, Poor Boy’s Game), screenwriter Ian Carpenter (ReGenesis, Summer of Love) and Conquering Lion Pictures for What Happened Later, a novel by Ray Robertson about a young man infatuated with the legendary beat writer Jack Kerouac and his classic book On the Road.
- Markham Street Films and The Globe and Mail film columnist and screenwriter Johanna Schneller for Sailor Girl, based on the novel by Sheree-Lee Olson.
Administered by Movie Central, the Corus Made with Pay Fund provides financial support to Canadian television and film productions at various stages of development. Since 2003, the Fund has contributed $11 million in financing towards the development of feature-length films and original television drama series.
The latest film projects approved for funding are:
Six Island Productions
Screenwriter: Noura Kevorkain, Paul Scherzer
Ameland Films Inc.
Screenwriters: Daniel Arnold, Medina Hahn
Picture Plant Ltd.
Screenwriter: William D. MacGillivray
Dilemma Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Dennis Foon
Sarrazin Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Suzette Couture
Rugged Media West
Screenwriter: Vekeana Dhillon
High Alert Productions Inc.
Screenwriters: Ed Riche, Rick Mercer
January Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Craig Martin
Lawrence & Holloman
Ameland Films Inc.
Screenwriters: Matthew Kowalchuk, Daniel Arnold
Little Red Turnbuckle
Screenwriter: Amy Cameron
Screenwriter: Monica Hilborn
Portraits of You and Me
Holiday Pictures Ltd./Fire Horse Productions Ltd.
Screenwriter: Julian Kwan
Markham Street Films
Screenwriter: Joanna Schneller
Screenwriters: Richard Elliott, Simon Racioppa
Screenwriter: Stephanie Chapelle
Enigmatico Films Inc.
Screenwriters: David Mortin, Patricia Foliato
The Sons of the Hammer
Screenwriter: Jonathon Sobol
To the Wedding
Screen Siren Pictures
Screenwriter: Tessa McWatt
What Happened Later
Conquering Lion Pictures Inc.
Screenwriter: Ian Carpenter