Rogers Doc and Cable Fund reveals projects for funding

Canadian factual series Bomb Hunters 2 and Yukon Gold are among the projects receiving an equity investment. (Pictured: Bomb Hunters)
September 17, 2012

The Rogers Documentary and Cable Fund has doled out approximately CDN$4.7 million to 14 TV projects, including scripted and unscripted programs, in its latest round of funding.

On the factual side, Discovery series Close Encounters from Newroad Media Inc. and Shred It from YAP Shred Productions received support this round.

And for History Television, Bomb Hunters 2 from Pixcom Productions Inc. and Klondike Productions Inc.’s Yukon Gold were also selected.

Museum Media Season III Inc.’s Museum Secrets season three for History Television, Historia and UKTV and Treasures Investigations Inc.’s Treasures Decoded for History Television and History Television are also among the recipients for this round of funding.

Elsewhere, Funny Jews Inc.’s When Jews Were Funny for Super Channel, The Liquidator season two from The Liquidator II Productions Inc. for OLN, The Shaw Festival from Forevergreen Television and Film Productions INc. for Biography Channel and WNED and March to the Top from March to the Top Productions (Muse) Inc.  for CBC digital channel documentary will also receive an equity investment.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.