MONTREAL, June 3, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Quebecor Fund Board of Directors today announced the list of Canadian production companies that will receive financial backing in the 44th round of the Fund’s Television Production Assistance Programsubmissions for which closed on April 1, 2022. In this round, the Fund will disburse a total of more than $2.4 million.
Under the Support for the Creation of Intellectual Property component, $550,000 is being granted to three projects from Productions KOTV inc., Productions Squeeze inc. and Productions Carpediem inc. The broadcasters that are investing in the development of the projects are Société Radio-Canada and Télé-Québec. Under the Support for the Production of Intellectual Property for International Markets component, launched in partnership with the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Quebecor Fund is contributing $1,891,667 in this round and the CMF $593,333 for a total of $2,485,000. Quebecor Fund’s contribution will be divided among nine fiction series produced by Productions Pixcom inc. (international distributor: Pixcom international inc.), Les Productions Sovimage inc. (international distributor: Encore Television – Distribution inc.), Trio Orange inc., Encore Television inc., Aetios Productions inc., Sphère Média inc., Les Productions ALSO inc., and Duo Productions inc. The CMF’s contribution will be divided among seven of these projects. The selected productions will air in Canada on TVA Group, Société Radio-Canada and Bell Media.
Since its inception in 1999, Quebecor Fund’s Television Production Assistance Program has supported a total of 346 projects involving 98 production companies, 49 Canadian broadcasters and 59 foreign broadcasters with grants totaling more than $97.2 million under all of its components combined. Of the funding granted since spring 2017 under Quebecor Fund’s three components, 21% has gone to documentaries, 20% to programs for children/youth, 20% to variety/performing arts, and 39% to drama.
Under the television and multiplatform sections of the Convergent Production Support component, Quebecor Fund has granted a total of nearly $77.4 million to date.
Counting this 11th round of the Support for the Creation of Intellectual Property component, launched in March 2017, Quebecor Fund has provided repayable grants totaling more than $11.4 million to support creation projects in all genres that have received a financial commitment from a recognized French-language broadcasting programming undertaking (BPU).
Counting this 7th round of the Support for the Production of Intellectual Property for International Markets component, launched in April 2019 in partnership with the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Quebecor Fund has provided repayable grants of more than $8.4 million and the CMF nearly $4 million, for a total of nearly $12.4 million. The money enables Québec producers to add value to French-language fiction and documentaries, and break into international markets.
PRODUCTION PROJECTS FUNDED UNDER THE TELEVISION PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
SUPPORT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS COMPONENT:
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Quebecor Fund was established through Videotron Ltd., a Quebecor Media Inc. company, which provides more than $5.8 million annually in broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to Canada’s film and television industry.
Its mission is to support the development, production, marketing and export of high-quality content and its exploitation on various platforms. To date, Quebecor Fund’s programs have paid out a total of more than $126 million.
The Board of Directors is responsible for all decisions pertaining to the Fund, including its priorities, and is entirely and exclusively responsible for its funding decisions. The date of the next round of funding under the Television Production Assistance Program is Monday, October 3, 2022, unless a notice stating otherwise is posted on the website. For reasons of environmental responsibility and efficiency, all applications for all programs must now be submitted electronically. For more information, please visit www.quebecorfund.ca.
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