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Rogers Cable Net Fund backs 13 projects

New TV projects from marblemedia, Bristow Global Media and Rezolution Pictures received a share of the $2.96-million funding round.
December 3, 2018

Canada’s Rogers Cable Network Fund has invested $2.96 million across 13 unscripted and scripted TV projects, including titles from Bristow Global Media, marblemedia and Amaze Film + Television.

In its latest round, two of the funded projects are licensed to Netflix. The first, marblemedia’s competition series Blown Away, is a coproduction between Blue Ant Media and Netflix. The show sees glass blowers creating work of art that are then assessed by a panel of judges. As well, Yap Cabin Productions’ Unabomber: The Mad Truth will be broadcast on Discovery Canada, Reelz Channel in the U.S. and Netflix.

Licensed to Discovery Canada and Canal D is Bristow Global’s Cleared For Chaos: 9/11, a two-part documentary special that tells the story of Sept. 11, 2001 from the perspective of a group of air traffic controllers in the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland.

Season three of Thomas Howe Associates’ adaptation of the UK format Employable Me (AMI, TVO), season two of Pixcom’s Hellfire Heroes (Discovery Canada), Rezolution Pictures’ Gespe’gewa’gi – The Last Land (APTN), Adobe International Productions’ music doc Fanny: The Right to Rock (The Movie Network, Canal D), Little Heat Films’ Ride Like Hell (Documentary channel) and Yap Films’ Trans Warrior Doctor (OUTtv) also received equity investment through the fund.

As well, the fund backed Enslaved: The Slave Trade As Told From the Ocean Floor (Documentary channel), produced by Simcha Jacobovici, Ric Bienstock and Sarah Sapper, and Make It To The Moon: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (Discovery Canada), which lists Jocelyn Hamilton, Marnie Sugarman and Maria Knight among its producers.

The fund invests “up to 20% of the lesser of the total production budget or final cost of eligible projects to a maximum of $500,000 per project.” To qualify, projects must have a broadcast license agreement for a guaranteed first play on an English-language Canadian cable channel and air in primetime within two years of completion.

From Playback Daily

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About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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