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.