FUNDING Articles

Bell fund names Nancy Chapelle as new exec director


The former TVO exec replaces longtime director – and recent Playback Hall of Fame inductee – Andra Sheffer.

Who got their films off the ground via Indiegogo in 2014?


Ann Marie Fleming, Attiya Khan and Jeremy Lalonde surpassed their fund-raising goals to get their film projects out of the starting blocks. (Khan doc A Better Man pictured)

CMF, Belgium’s Wallimage pact on digital media program


The $600,000 initiative will provide financial support for the development and production of digital media coproductions between Canadian and Belgian companies.

Brass tacks: How HGF funded film in 2013-14


The film financier’s annual report breaks down per-program funding, total projects and its portion of the benefits packages tied to 2013′s Bell Media/Astral transaction.

Shaw Rocket Fund announces 2014 winners


Justin Time (pictured) was among the three Canadian projects awarded $25,000 at a gala ceremony held in Ottawa earlier this week.

NSI, Telus’ Storyhive pact on web series training program


The National Screen Institute will assign industry mentors to the two winning teams from the Storyhive competition, facilitated by Telus.

Rogers Doc and Cable Fund invests $4.8M in latest round


Proper Television’s 7 Days in Hell and Paperny Entertainment’s Cold Water Cowboys (pictured) are among the TV projects financed in this round.

Amy Jo Johnson and the art of crowdfunding


With three successful Indiegogo campaigns under her belt, the former Flashpoint star weighs in on her strategies for turning fans into financiers.

‘Billy Bishop’ filmmakers to send DVDs to veterans


Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, the team behind the feature film Billy Bishop Goes to War will be sending DVDs of the film to veteran organizations.

TVO receives $2.4M donation


The donation from Donald Pounder (pictured), who passed away on May 1, 2013, is the largest single donation made by an individual to the pubcaster.

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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - Wanda Bradley and Foundation for WIFT-T chair Natalie Osborne in the ballroom at the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Kowthar Omar