Funding for English TV Announced; CTF Supports 46 Projects


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Toronto - The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) will support 46 projects and contributed a sum of $1.3 million to English-language television development financing.

Telefilm Canada administers the television Development Financing Special Initiative for the Canadian Television Fund.

Telefilm partnered with 46 companies in developing their projects. Among these, there are five are from the Atlantic Region, four from Quebec, 23 from Ontario and Nunavut and 14 from the Western Region.

The broadcasters associated with these projects include CTV, CBC, TVOntario, CHUM, Corus, Channel M, NTV, History Television, TV of Alberta and Documentary Channel.

Among the projects receiving development financing are the documentary Fat Camp (Ziji Film and Television Ltd.), the drama The Criminal (Ciné Télé Action), Vengence – The Story of the Donnelly Massacre (Screen Door Inc.), and North of 60 Movie Last (Alberta Filmworks Movie Last Inc.).

"Telefilm Canada is enthusiastic about administering the development financing component of the Canadian Television Fund, because the success of domestic production depends greatly on the attention paid during the development process," said John Galway, Telefilm's Sector Head for English-language Television. "The projects financed in this first 2005-06 deadline for the Selective Component of Development Financing Special Initiative will help breathe new life into television programming and ensure that it remains innovative, diversified and reflects our changing society and interests."

The projects receiving financing in this first round of the Selective Component come from across the country and represent a wide variety of subjects, genres and broadcasters.

Upcoming Deadlines for English-language Development (Selective Component) were also announced:
July 20, 2005
November 22, 2005

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