15 projects get $10 million from the Canada Media Fund

Among the projects to get commitments from the fund's experimental stream are a live online talent contest and a downloadable 3D animation suite.

Toronto’s Lazar Entertainment has received $995,000 for its Yanked.tv live online talent game as part of the latest round of production support from the Canada Media Fund’s experimental stream.

The fund unveiled that its investment in Yanked.tv was among a total of 15 interactive digital media projects from companies across Canada received a total of $10 million in funds as part of its second round of production support spending.

It also committed $450,000 in Cinema Suite, a downloadable 3D animation production and editing application from Javelin Reality, a unit of Oakville, Ont.-based Javelin Technologies.

The spending commitments were determined by a panel of international judges and  announced Tuesday. The stream is focused on encouraging the development of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications.

Eight of the projects fell into the fund’s “games” category. For a complete list of the projects, click here.

In August, the fund said it spent $7 million via its experimental stream to 28 different digital companies for project development and marketing initiatives.