DAILY NEWS Jul 8, 2009 9:00 AM - 0 comments

Corus Announces Recipients of Corus Made with Pay Fund

TEXT SIZE bigger text smaller text

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:



1001 Thongs                                                  

Six Island Productions           

Screenwriter: Noura Kevorkain, Paul Scherzer

Toronto, ON


Any Night

Ameland Films Inc.

Screenwriters: Daniel Arnold, Medina Hahn

Vancouver, BC



Picture Plant Ltd.

Screenwriter: William D. MacGillivray

Lunenberg, NS


Chanada’s Secret

Dilemma Productions Inc.

Screenwriter: Dennis Foon

Vancouver, BC


Cold Feet

Sarrazin Productions Inc.

Screenwriter: Suzette Couture

Toronto, ON


Foot It

Rugged Media West

Screenwriter: Vekeana Dhillon

Vancouver, BC




High Alert

High Alert Productions Inc.

Screenwriters: Ed Riche, Rick Mercer

Toronto, ON



January Films Inc.

Screenwriter: Craig Martin

Toronto, ON


Lawrence & Holloman

Ameland Films Inc.

Screenwriters: Matthew Kowalchuk, Daniel Arnold

Vancouver, BC


Little Red Turnbuckle

Montefiore Films

Screenwriter: Amy Cameron

Toronto, ON


Mud Puppy

Angel Entertainment

Screenwriter: Monica Hilborn

Saskatoon, SK

Portraits of You and Me

Holiday Pictures Ltd./Fire Horse Productions Ltd.

Screenwriter: Julian Kwan

Vancouver, BC


Sailor Girl

Markham Street Films

Screenwriter: Joanna Schneller

Toronto, ON



Decode Entertainment

Screenwriters: Richard Elliott, Simon Racioppa

Toronto, ON


The E-Mantis

Chap-Elle Productions

Screenwriter: Stephanie Chapelle

Toronto, ON


The Songbird

Enigmatico Films Inc.

Screenwriters: David Mortin, Patricia Foliato

Caledon, ON


The Sons of the Hammer

Darius Films

Screenwriter: Jonathon Sobol

Toronto, ON


To the Wedding

Screen Siren Pictures

Screenwriter: Tessa McWatt

Vancouver, BC


What Happened Later

Conquering Lion Pictures Inc.

Screenwriter: Ian Carpenter

Toronto, ON

Horizontal ruler
Horizontal Ruler

Post A Comment

Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that BroadCaster Magazine has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published and those that are published will not be edited. However, all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.

Your Name (this will appear with your post) *

Email Address (will not be published) *

Comments *

* mandatory fields