“Bachelor Canada,” “Storage Wars Canada” win Rogers funding

The Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund has chosen 11 Canadian TV and film projects, including Storage Wars Canada (pictured), to receive more than US$2.92 million in equity investments this year.
November 29, 2013

The Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund has chosen 11 Canadian TV and film projects to receive more than CAD$3.1 million (US$2.92 million) in equity investments this year.

The fund supports independent Canadian producers through three programs: the Rogers Telefund loans, the Rogers Documentary Fund and the Rogers Cable Network Fund, which invests in programs with first play on a cable channel.

The projects, with their Canadian networks listed in brackets, are:

The Bachelor Canada, Good Human Productions (Rogers Biography Channel)
Storage Wars Canada (pictured above), SWB Canada (OLN)
Mom’s A Medium, Talking Dead Productions (CMT)
One Night Stand, ONS Productions (Discovery Canada)
Edge of East, Edge of East Productions /Peep Media (Documentary Channel/CBC Maritimes)
Biggest and Baddest Season 2, Wild Planet Productions (Animal Planet)
Truth or Dare, Lone Eagle Entertainment (Superchannel)
Chaos & Courage Season II, Sweetgrass & Sage (APTN)
Hip Hop Evolution, Hip Hop Evolution (TMN/Movie Central)
Year of the Rat, 0978603 B.C. (OMNI/FX Canada/HBO Asia)
Blind Spot, Criollo Films (Documentary Channel)

The next application deadlines for the Rogers Documentary Fund are April 9 and August 6. Upcoming deadlines for the Rogers Cable Network Fund are June 4 and October 1.

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