Industry Advisory – Programme d’aide à l’écriture de scénarios: Telefilm Canada approves 14 French-language projects for fiscal 2009-2010

Montréal, July 16, 2009 – Telefilm Canada’s Quebec and French Operations Office has announced its commitment to fund 14 promising screenwriting projects at the treatment or first draft stage through the Programme d’aide à l’écriture de scénarios. The selected projects are from several different Canadian regions.

Launched in 2000 as part of the Canada Feature Film Fund, the Programme d’aide à l’écriture de scénarios aims to develop and retain a pool of creative, talented and experienced screenwriters, and to produce a bank of Canadian feature film scripts with strong box-office potential. The program encourages creative renewal and professional development, while seeking to ensure that Canada’s cultural, linguistic and regional diversity is reflected in the resulting films.

To preserve the confidentiality of the decision-making process, only the writers’ names are made public at stage 1 (Outline to Treatment), since projects supported at this stage may apply for further funding at stage 2 (Treatment to First Draft).

STAGE 1 : OUTLINE TO TREATMENT
Babek Aliassa
Renée Beaulieu
Pascale Ferland
Martin Girard
Elza Kephart
Francine Labrecque
Denis Langlois and Bertrand Lachance
Jean Tessier and Louise Fillion
Nadine Valcin

 

STAGE 2 : TREATMENT TO FIRST DRAFT

Project Title

Writer

Altitude Attitude Johanne Prégent
Arthur le Preux Charlotte Laurier and Pascal Courchesne
Charme, cachet, boiseries Mario Bolduc
Diaz Pascal Sanchez
Lièvres Dominic Goyer