Rogers Group of Funds and Creative BC Announce $800,000 Partnership Supporting B.C.'s Motion Picture Producers

Rogers + Creative BC Documentary and Factual Development Fund to support
original documentary singles, series and factual series
VANCOUVER, Nov. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Creative BC and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce new support for domestic creators in British Columbia that will encourage the development of motion picture projects in the documentary series and factual series formats. The new $800,000A Rogers + Creative BC Documentary and Factual DevelopmentFundA will be delivered over two years, launching in January of 2020. This Fund represents the first partnership in Canada at the provincial level between the Rogers Group of Funds and another funding entity, with each partner contributing $400,000 to the Fund. The Fund is a cornerstone in Creative BC's Reel Focus BC Program, which pursues and integrates all existing, new and evolving funds, partnerships and investments that focus on the development and production phases of original motion picture content creation by B.C.-based companies. Through Reel Focus BC the B.C. government is improving support for the domestic sector.Uniquely, theRogers + Creative BC Documentary and Factual Development Fund'sA key feature is to support individual documentary and factual projects, before being greenlit by the market during early stage development only. The Fund will increase the Rogers Group of Funds investment in British Columbia and grow opportunity for B.C.-based documentary and factual projects. Importantly, the Fund will support filmmakers from equity-seeking groups in the province to increase capacity and diversify storytelling.Furthermore, the Fund provides a unique opportunity to partner with the Knowledge Network and the National Film Board a?? Pacific Region on initiatives to support the documentary and factual filmmaking community.
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