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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,
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).
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
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, 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
514-842-2497 / firstname.lastname@example.org