Rogers Media and The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced today the second round of successful applicants of the Rogers Development Fund, a newly created development initiative that benefits local production communities. Ten candidates overall were successful, five candidates in Stream One, and five candidates in Stream Two. The successful applicants are as follows:
BURNS FILMS LTD (Calgary, Alberta)
ENRIQUEPOE MOVING PICTURES INC (Calgary, Alberta)
RED CZARINA ENTERTAINMENT (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
SEVEN24 FILMS INC (Calgary, Alberta)
VOICE PICTURES INC (Calgary, Alberta)
ACIMOSTAKEWIN PRODUCTIONS (Edmonton, Alberta)
ANIMORALDA MEDIA (Edmonton, Alberta)
BATTY JEWEL PRODUCTIONS INC (Stony Plain, Alberta)
ROLU MEDIA INC (Edmonton, Alberta)
SOGO PRODUCTIONS (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
“Having been part of the jury, I was very excited to see the continued level of excellence in the submissions,”said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “We congratulate all the finalists and look forward to seeing their promising projects develop to the next phase.”
“Once again, we are pleased to help develop original content in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba,” said Bill Evans, Executive Director, Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA).
The Rogers Development Fund is a revolving loan program which provides funding to support the independent producers of Alberta and Manitoba in the creation of new and innovative projects in television, film, and digital media. The Rogers Development Fund is available to individual Canadian producers or production companies who have been residents of Alberta or Manitoba for at least one year.
The Rogers Development Fund is governed by a committee of Canadian media industry leaders who determine the successful applicants. The third round of the Fund will begin accepting loan applications on February 3, 2014.