QUEBECOR FUND ANNOUNCES LIST OF FUNDED PRODUCTION COMPANIES AND PROGRAMS

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MONTREAL, May 31, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebecor Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce the names of the 10 production companies that will receive 22nd-round funding under its Main Television Production Assistance Program (MPAP), following April 1, 2011 submissions. In this round, Quebecor Fund will disburse a total of $2,755,000 to the following production companies: Glacialis Productions inc., Bye Bye RBO inc., Pixcom Productions Inc., Productions SA V inc., Vivaclic inc., La Boîte à Histoire inc., Productions Casablanca Inc., Groupe Télé-Vision inc., ECP Nouveaux Médias inc. and Eurêka! Productions Inc. The selected productions will be broadcast by Société Radio-Canada, RDI, Discovery World HD Canada, Discovery Channel Canada, Télé-Québec, TVA, LCN, ARTV, TFO and TV5.

Since its inception in 2000, Quebecor Fund has supported 134 projects involving 54 production companies, 29 Canadian broadcasters and 8 foreign broadcasters. During this period, the Fund has distributed more than $36 million to support the multiplatform components of the funded projects (which amounts to 66% of the total sums invested in multimedia by the 53 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, 28% has gone to children/youth programs, 32% to documentaries, 31% to variety/performing arts, and 9% to drama.

Quebecor Fund, a major source of financing for television, event and film production and for new 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 interactive multimedia content using 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 Production Assistance Program (MPAP).

RECIPIENTS:

Glacialis Productions inc.

  • 1000 Days for the Planet - Broadcasters: Société Radio-Canada, RDI, Discovery World HD

Bye Bye RBO inc.

  • RBO 3.0 - Broadcaster: Société Radio-Canada

Pixcom Productions Inc.

  • Airborne Wrecks - Broadcaster: Discovery Channel Canada

Productions SA V inc.

  • Star Académie 2012 - Broadcaster: TVA

Vivaclic inc.

  • Tactik 4 - Broadcaster: Télé-Québec

La Boîte à histoire inc.

  • Le Québec, une histoire de famille - Broadcasters: TVA and LCN

Productions Casablanca Inc.

  • Les Rescapés 2 - Broadcaster: SRC

Groupe Télé-Vision inc.

  • Génial II ! - Broadcaster: Télé-Québec

ECP Nouveaux Médias inc.

  • ParaGRAFF (Graffiti) - (working title) - Broadcasters: ARTV and TFO

Eurêka! Productions Inc.

  • Le Sexe autour du monde 2 - Broadcaster: TV5

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 October 1, 2011. The next deadline for applications for funding under the new Event and Film Production Assistance Program (EFPAP) is June 3, 2011. For more information, please visit our website at www.quebecorfund.ca.

SOURCE QUEBECOR FUND

For further information:

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

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