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Telefilm and Rogers doc fund renewed until 2011

Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds' Theatrical Documentary Program, was created in 2005-2006 as a one-year project but was recently renewed until 2011. The fund was designed to broaden both the slate and audiences for Canadian docs produced for commercial screening in Canada, while jointly financing a number of French- and English-language projects likely to be successful in Canada and abroad. It has a total budget of $4.5 million to provide funding support to 10 feature-length documentary projects.
December 7, 2009

Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds’ Theatrical Documentary Program, was created in 2005-2006 as a one-year project but was recently renewed until 2011. The fund was designed to broaden both the slate and audiences for Canadian docs produced for commercial screening in Canada, while jointly financing a number of French- and English-language projects likely to be successful in Canada and abroad. It has a total budget of $4.5 million to provide funding support to 10 feature-length documentary projects.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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