“Smartest Person,” “Anthropocene” receive Bell Fund cash

Among the series and digital media projects receiving funding are CBC's Canada's Smartest Person (pictured) and Paperny's This is High School.
June 14, 2016

The Bell Fund has distributed CDN$6.4 million (US$5.04 million) across 39 broadcast and digital media projects.

Unscripted English-language broadcast and digi projects to receive funding from the fund’s production program include Mercury Films’ feature documentary Anthropocene (TMN, TVO); Little Engine Moving Pictures’ Canada Crew (TVO); season three of Canada’s Smartest Person (pictured, CBC), from Media Headquarters Film & Television; marblemedia’s Driving Me Crazy (YTV); and Paperny Entertainment’s This is High School (CBC).

Jam3′s The National Arts Project for CBC’s Documentary Channel received development funding as did Four Senses, from Toronto digital media company Innovate By Day.

The Bell Fund is an independent Canadian fund financing interactive digital content associated with Canadian television programs. For the most recent round, it approved 39 of 60 funding applications.
(From Playback Daily, with files from Daniele Alcinii)

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.