Quebecor Fund announces list of funded production companies and programs

For the full version of this press release : www.quebecorfund.ca

MONTREAL, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebecor Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce the names of the seven production companies that will receive 23rd-round funding under its Main Television Production Assistance Program (MPAP), following October 1, 2011 submissions. In this round, Quebecor Fund will disburse a total of $2,709,092 to the following production companies: PVP-Films Inc., Muse Entertainment, Cineflix Inc., TVA Productions Inc., Pixcom Productions Inc., ZONE3 Inc. and Cité-Amérique Inc. The selected productions will air on the Canadian broadcasters Société Radio-Canada, TVA, Télé-Québec, TVTropolis (Shaw Television Inc.), VRAK.TV (Astral), History Television (Shaw Television Inc.), CASA (TVA Group), APTN and Canal Savoir, and the foreign broadcasters Canal Plus (France and Africa) and Gulli (France),

Since its inception in 2000, Quebecor Fund's MPAP program has supported 143 projects involving 56 production companies, 31 Canadian broadcasters and 10 foreign broadcasters. During this period, the Fund has distributed nearly $39 million to support the multiplatform components of the funded projects (which amounts to 67% of the total sums invested in multimedia by the participating production companies) and more than $7 million to support the television components of the same projects.

Of the funding granted to date by Quebecor Fund to support television and multiplatform production, 27% has gone to children/youth programs, 32% to documentaries, 33% to variety/performing arts, and 8% to drama.

Quebecor Fund, a major source of financing for Canadian television, event and film production and for digital media content, is an independent fund with a mission to support, among other things, the production of high-quality television programs with value over time as well as their interactive multimedia components, which use new information and communication technologies including multiple platforms such as interactive television (ITV), video on demand (VoD), mobile devices and, of course, high-speed Internet.

Quebecor Fund is a vital source of financing in the digital age, when Canadian content must be delivered on multiple platforms and interactive content that enriches but is distinct from conventional television must be developed.

Quebecor Fund was established through Videotron Ltd., which provides over $5.7 million annually in broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the Canadian industry under its Main Television Production Assistance Program (MPAP).

FINANCED PROJECTS:

PVP-Films Inc.

  • Objectif Nord - Broadcasters: Télé-Québec and APTN, Canal Savoir

Productions Gawayn 2 (Muse) Inc. (Muse Entertainment)

  • Gawayn (season 2) - Broadcasters: Société Radio-Canada, Canal Plus (France and Africa), Gulli (France)

Cineflix (ICC3) Inc.

  • Instant Cash Canada - Broadcaster: TVTropolis (Shaw Television Inc.)

TVA Productions Inc.

  • Le Tricheur - Broadcaster: TVA

Zone3-XXXIV Inc. (Mixmania)

  • Mixmania III - Broadcaster: VRAK.TV (Astral)

Pixcom Productions Inc.

  • Bomb Hunters - Broadcaster: History Television (Shaw Television Inc.)

TVA Productions Inc.

  • On connaît la chanson - Broadcaster: TVA

Zone3-XXXIV Inc. (Animo)

  • Animo II - Broadcaster: Société Radio-Canada

Cité-Amérique Inc. and 4508190 Canada Inc.

  • Al Dante 3 - Broadcaster: CASA (TVA Group)

Quebecor Fund

Quebecor Fund, a non-profit organization, is a private fund incorporated as a company without capital stock under Part 2 of the Canada Corporations Act. The Board of Directors is responsible for all decisions pertaining to the Fund, including its direction, and is entirely and exclusively responsible for its funding decisions. The date of the next round of funding under the Main Television Production Assistance Program (MPAP) is April 1, 2012. The next deadline for applications for funding under the new Event and Film Production Assistance Program (EFPAP) is January 9, 2012. For more information, please visit our website at www.fondsquebecor.ca.

For further information:

Serge Thibaudeau, CEO
Quebecor Fund
514-842-2497 / info@fondsquebecor.ca