Rogers Development Fund

Rogers Media and AMPIA Join Forces to Support Independent Producers through the Newly Created Rogers Development Fund

The fund will support established and emerging independent producers based in Alberta and Manitoba in the development of Canadian content productions

Rogers Media and The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced today a newly created development initiative that benefits local production communities. Entitled the Rogers Development Fund, this revolving loan program provides funding to support the independent producers of Alberta and Manitoba in the creation of new and innovative projects in the mediums of television, film, and digital.

The program is available to individual Canadian producers or production companies who have been residents of either province for at least one year.  The fund will begin accepting loan applications on February 15, 2013; interested producers can visit the Rogers submission website at rogerstvsales.ca/submission or the AMPIA website at ampia.org/funding/rogers-dev-fund (french version also available) for additional program and application details.

“The Rogers Development Fund offers emerging and experienced producers the opportunity to add their creative voices to the Canadian media landscape,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Broadcast, Rogers Media. “Rogers is committed to the development of new and innovative ideas from Canadian content creators, and we are thrilled to help foster the next generation of Canadian producers.”

“We are very pleased to be working with Rogers Media on this exciting new program,” said Bill Evans, Executive Director, Alberta Media Production Industries Association. “This partnership will help us deliver more opportunities to create original content in provinces of Alberta and Manitoba and undoubtedly create new opportunities for production in these communities.”

For the full press-release, please click here.  For application information, please follow this link.

2013 Alberta Film & Television Awards Call for Entries

Join us for the 2013 Alberta Film & Television Awards on May 25, 2013 at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton.

Call for entries are now open after an extensive category review. Entries are due January 23, 2013, 4:00pm.  Please read the Call for Entries carefully as there have been additions and changes to the award categories.  Find the application form here (Fill-able word document or PDF (non-fill-able)).

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