Twenty-two film scripts receive Harold Greenberg coin

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The Harold Greenberg Fund has released the names of 22 film projects that will receive support from its Script Development program, including projects from Michael Dowse and the first feature script from television writer Matt Watts.

The Bell Media program supports new and earlier-announced projects across all stages of development, including story optioning, first and second drafts, polish and packaging and final drafts of scripts.

The projects selected to receive funding are below. (For more information on the funding allocation, see part two of this story.) The projects are listed under their respective stages of development:

Story optioning

The Purchase
Northwood Media Inc. & 3 Legged Dog Films
Author: Linda Spalding
Screenwriter: Ed Gass-Donnelly

Heidegger Stairwell
Motel Pictures Inc. & January Films
Author: Kayt Burgess
Screenwriter: Scott Smith

Through Black Spruce
Buffalo Gal Development Inc. & Kistikan Pictures
Author: Joseph Boyden
Screenwriter: Barbara Samuels

What You Need
Picture Plant Limited
Author: Eliza Clarke
Screenwriters: Sherry White and William MacGillivray

Four One Nine
Sarrazin Productions Inc.
Author: Will Ferguson
Screenwriter: Suzette Couture

Who Killed Ty Conn
Ilana C Frank Films Inc.
Author: Linden MacIntyre and Theresa Burke

First to second draft

Indian Horse 
Screen Siren Pictures Ltd.
Screenwriter: Dennis Foon

A Complicated Kindness
Sienna Films Inc. & Einstein Bros Inc.
Screenwriters: Miriam Toews and Erik Rutherford

A Hell of a Harvest
Scythia Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Simon Ennis

Polish and packaging

The Waiting Room
Timelapse Pictures & Gearshift Films
Screenwriter/Director: Igor Drlaca

Way of the Sword
Standing 8 Productions Inc. & Rob Heydon Productions Inc.
Screenwriters: Bretten Hannam and Chaz Thorne
Director: Chaz Thorne

Sailor Girl
Markham Street Productions Inc.
Screenwriters: Johanna Schneller and Anita Doron
Director: Anita Doron

Mutual St. Productions & Starling Road Productions
Screenwriters: John Reardon and Jesse Moss
Director: Charles Officer

Red Snow
True West Films
Screenwriter/Director: Marie Clements

Second to final draft

Out Late
Palomar (3090-5178 Quebec Inc.)
Screenwriters: Thomas Michael and Paolo Mancini

Sienna Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Adriana Maggs

Ghost Train
H is4 Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Stefan Scaini

Mr. Epiphany
New Real Films
Screenwriter: Matt Watts

Wrecking Ball
Mad Samurai Productions Inc.
Screenwriter: Daniel DiMarco

Stupid White Guy
Rob Heydon Holdings Inc.
Screenwriter: Alex Epstein

Middle Child Films Inc.
Screenwriter: Howard Wiseman

Treatment to first draft

Untitled Michael Dowse Project
Cardinal Film Inc.
Screenwriter: Michael Dowse