Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund Ends Fiscal Year with Script Development Support for 94 Canadian Film Projects

— September 13, 2018

– New wave of Canadian filmmakers supported through the program includes Sadaf Foroughi (Summer With Hope), Sarah Rotella and Adrianna DiLonardo (Light Years), and Eisha Marjara (Calorie) –
– The Fund continues to support the latest works of some of Canada’s most established talent including Clement Virgo (Brother, How Black Mothers Say I Love You), Sherry White (Bear), and Loretta Todd (Monkey Beach) –

TORONTO (September 13, 2018) – As the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival celebrates another successful year, Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund is pleased to announce it has closed its fiscal year (ending August 31) with support for 94 Canadian film projects through the Fund’s Script Development Program, representing an investment of more than $1 million. The Fund’s Script Development program supports Canadian films through all stages, from story optioning and first and second drafts, to third drafts, and polish and packaging. “We’re proud to lend ongoing support to Canada’s emerging filmmakers as they develop their voices, and celebrate the latest works of established talent like Clement Virgo, Phillipe Falardeau, and Sherry White,” said John Galway, President, English-Language Program, The Harold Greenberg Fund. “We can’t wait to see these projects on the big screen for audiences to enjoy.” Recent projects include: Summer With Hope, director Sadaf Foroughi’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2017 film Ava; Light Years, the next feature from Sarah Rotella and Adrianna DiLonardo (Almost Adults); We’re All In This Together, director Katie Boland’s feature directorial debut based on the novel by Amy Jones; Lord Only Knows I’m Gone, Winnipeg auteur Deco Dawson’s first feature film; Calorie, the sophomore feature from director Eisha Marjara (Venus); and North of Normal, a new project from The New Romantic director Carly Stone. These titles join previously announced films such as: My Salinger Year from Oscar®-nominated director Phillipe Falardeau; Clement Virgo’s How Black Mothers Say I Love You; Cam Baby from director Nathan Morlando; and Come Home Year, the latest screenplay from Mary Walsh. A full list of projects supported by Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund Script Development Program for 2017/18 can be found here.

About The Harold Greenberg Fund:
The English-Language Program of the Harold Greenberg Fund, with contributions from Bell Media and The Movie Network, provides reimbursable financial assistance for the development of feature films, as well as sponsoring industry workshops, training programs, festivals, special events, and awards. Since its inception in 1986, the French and English Programs of the Fund have supported nearly 4,500 projects and initiatives, for an investment of over $100 million to date in the Canadian film and television industry. It is proud to support the vision and works of Canadian storytellers.


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