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.”