Forty script projects receive Harold Greenberg Fund coin

Announced from Prime Time in Ottawa, screenwriter and producer Suzette Couture is also named co-chair of the financier's board of directors.

The Harold Greenberg Fund, now under the stewardship of Bell Media following the BCE-Astral acquisition, has revealed the 40 new script development projects it will support in its latest round of financing.

From Prime Time in Ottawa, ON, the funding body also announced that veteran screenwriter and producer Suzette Couture has boarded the organization as co-chair of its board of directors.

The list of projects (below) includes a host of noted Canadian talent and production companies, from Manitoba’s Buffalo Gal Pictures to the latest project from Ilana C Frank Films. The breadth of talent in the list points to the current vibrancy of the industry, said John Galway, English-Language Program president, Harold Greenberg Fund, in a statement.

“With first features from established literary voices like novelist Sheila Heti and playwright Hannah Moscovitch, the first English-language features by Academy Award nominees Kim Nguyen, Luc Déry and Kim McGraw as well as new projects by celebrated Canadian directors such as Sudz Sutherland, our latest round of supported projects illustrates what an exciting time this is for Canadian film.”

Also announced today is the naming of Corrie Coe, SVP Independent Production, Bell Media, to the board, which includes 14 members in total.

The full list of  financed projects is:

Story Optioning:

The Jane Austen Marriage Manual
DCP Film & TV Inc.
Screenwriter: Kim Izzo

Federgreen Entertainment Inc.
Screenwriter: D.W. Wilson

The Secret World of Og
Honalee Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Robin Hays

January Films Ltd.
Screenwriter: Sheila Heti

Marcon Pictures Inc.

Telling Tales (Baryshnikov Project)
Lumino Pictures Inc.
Screenwriter: David Weaver

“Y”: A Novel
Quarterlife Crisis Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: TBD

The Outlander
Strada Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Esta Spalding

The Mistress of Nothing
Markham Street Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Elke Town

Treatment to First Draft:

Telling Tales (Baryshnikov Project)
Lumino Pictures Inc.
Screenwriter: David Weaver

A Hell of a Harvest
Scythia Films Inc.
Screenwriters: Simon Ennis and Josh Peace

Cellist of Sarajevo
Strident Films, Inc.
Screenwriter: Don McKellar

Seventeen Days
Darius Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Gerald Wexler

First to Second Draft:

The Feast
3 Legged Dog Films Ltd.
Screenwriter: Ed Gass-Donnelly

Far To Go
House of Films Inc.
Screenwriters: Hannah Moscovitch and Rosa Laborde

Wrecking Ball
Mad Samurai Productions
Screenwriter: Daniel DiMarco

The Mistress of Nothing
Markham Street Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Elke Town

Earthly Justice
Media-Max Inc.
Screenwriter: Avrum Jacobson

Prospector Films
Screenwriter: Johnny Ma

Resonance Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Jason Filiatrault

Four One Nine
Sarrazin Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Suzette Couture

Remedy in Paris
Screen Siren Pictures Inc.
Screenwriter: Ian Iqbal Rashid

Operation Red Dog
Hungry Eyes Film & Television Inc.
Screenwriters: Sudz Sutherland and Jennifer Holness

Second to Final Draft:

Jumbo’s Clown Room
Buffalo Gal Pictures Development Inc.
Screenwriter: Alison Murray

Stealing Is Bad
Okita Lapeyre Pictures Inc.
Screenwriter: Jason Lapeyre

The Invisibles
Quadrant Motion Pictures Inc.
Screenwriters: Andrew Currie and Colin Aussant

Doubles With Slight Pepper
Red Stone Revival Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Ian Harnarine

Ava Lee
Strada Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Karen Walton

Red Snow
True West Films Ltd.
Screenwriter: Marie Clements

Closet Monster
Rhombus Media
Screenwriter: Stephen Dunn

Polish and Packaging:

You Belong To Me
Uno Bravo Inc.
Screenwriter: Spencer Maybee

Alcina Pictures
Screenwriter: David Bradley Halls

How to Go to a Wedding Alone 
Gearshift Films
Screenwriter: Renuka Jeyapalan

Origin of the World
Item 7 Inc.
Screenwriter: Kim Nguyen

A Worthy Companion
micro scope Inc.
Screenwriters: Jason Sanchez and Carlos Sanchez

A Good Girl Story
Engine Pictures Inc.
Screenwriters: Sean Garrity and Jonathan Williams

Everything Sucks
Ilana C Frank Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman

Beale Street
Euclid 431 Pictures Inc.
Screenwriter: Nathan Morlando

Screen Door Inc./Rink Rat Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Sherry White

Sweetness in the Belly
Sienna Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Laura Phillips

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