Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist and screenwriter, among the recipients Next submission deadline for funding is February 3, 2010 (Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment is pleased to announce the latest round of Corus Made with Pay Fund recipients. For this round of recipients, a total of 34 film projects from across Canada have been approved for new or ongoing development support funding from the Corus Made with Pay Fund. Recipients and projects include: King Leary, the novel from acclaimed screenwriter and author Paul Quarrington and Verite Films Inc., which follows the final adventure of old-timer Percival Leary, a one-time hockey legend, as he heads to Toronto to become the face of a marketing campaign. Quarrington’s previous works include Galveston, which was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Whale Music, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 1989 and King Leary, winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal. Author and screenwriter Miriam Toews’ The Flying Troutmans brings her hilarious and heartwarming novel about a family’s road trip across Canada to life in collaboration with screenwriter Semi Chellas and producers Ilana Frank and Daniel Iron of Four Seasons Productions. Screenwriter for Nine Mile Productions Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, Katie Ford’s other writing credits include Miss Congeniality, Miss Congeniality 2 and episodes of Desperate Housewives. Sienna Films producers Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny with screenwriter David Vainola for two projects, Everything Goes Black, and the adaptation of Karen Connelly’s novel The Lizard Cage, which is set in a prison in Burma in the 1980s. The Lizard Cage won Britain’s Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers in 2007. Administered by Movie Central, the Corus Made with Pay Fund provides financial support to Canadian television and film productions at various stages of development. Since 2003, the Fund has contributed $11 million in financing towards the development of feature-length films and original television drama series. The latest film projects approved for funding are: Anti-Diva Straight Edge Films and Submission Films Production Inc. Screenwriter: Tamara Faith Berger Toronto, ON   Everything Goes Black Sienna Films Inc. Screenwriter: David Vainola Toronto, ON   Call Forward January Films Ltd. Screenwriter: John McBrearty Toronto, ON   Fight! Friday Night Essence Inc. Screenwriters: Robert Budreau, Chris Roberts Toronto, ON   Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis Quadrant Motion Pictures Screenwriter: Robyn Harding Vancouver, BC   Hold the Sky Mortimer & Ogilvy Productions Ltd. Screenwriter: Roslyn Muir Vancouver, BC   Honey, Baby, Sweetheart Nine Mile Productions Inc. Screenwriter: Katie Ford Vancouver, BC   One Blood Inferno Pictures Inc. Screenwriters: Hubert Davis, Mike Derderian Winnipeg, MB   Horse Park Ex Pictures Screenwriters: Darren Curtis, Pat Kiely, Matt Silver Montreal, QC   Pink Box Philms Pictures Inc. Screenwriter: Brandi-Ann Milbradt Montreal, QC   I Met the Walrus Walrus Films Acquisitions Inc. Screenwriter: TBD Toronto, ON   Prisoner of Tehran Miracle Pictures Inc. Screenwriter: Kari Skogland Rockwood, ON   Involuntary Muscles Devonshire Productions Inc. Screenwriter: Merlin Dervisevic Toronto, ON   Recruiting Lindsay Morgan Wings One Productions Inc., Angel Entertainment Screenwriters: Tanya Henley, Paula Tiberius Saskatoon, SK   Jack of Diamonds Sepia Films Ltd. and Force Four Films Ltd. Screenwriters: Dennis Foon, Vic Sarin Vancouver, BC   Rheal & Rheaume Sarrazin Productions Inc. Screenwriters: Suzette Couture, Pierre Sarrazin Toronto, ON   King Leary Verite Films Inc. Screenwriter: Paul Quarrington Toronto, ON   Smashed Mad Samurai Productions Inc. Screenwriter: Scott Parisien Vancouver, BC   Little Cannibals Trinity Works Entertainment Inc. Screenwriter: Robert W. Gray Vancouver, BC   Stowaway Oberon Films Inc. and First Generation Films Screenwriter: Annmarie Morais Toronto, ON   Mass Critical Phenomenal Films Inc. Screenwriters: Noam Gonick, David McIntosh Toronto, ON   Sunbeach Bunk 11 Pictures Inc. Screenwriter: Benny Charles Toronto, ON   Memetic Digital Story House Ltd. Screenwriter: Tim McGregor Vancouver, BC   That Burning Feeling Resonance Films Inc. Screenwriter: Nicolas Citton Vancouver, BC   My Present Age EMA Films Inc. Screenwriters: John Hazelett, Karen Walton, Guy Vanderhaeghe Montreal, QC   The Catherine Booth Story Thunderbird Films Inc. Screenwriter: Pamela Goosen Vancouver, BC   No Coins Please Sudden Storm Entertainment Ltd. Screenwriter: Scott Abramovitch Toronto, ON   The Chamber Artifact Films Inc. Screenwriters: Mark A. Lewis, Zev Tiefenbach Vancouver, BC   The Flying Troutmans Four Seasons Productions Inc. Screenwriters: Miriam Toews, Semi Chellas Toronto, ON   The Republic of Nothing imX Communications Inc. Screenwriter: Scott Simpson Halifax, NS   The Lizard Cage Sienna Films Inc. Screenwriter: David Vainola Toronto, ON   The Widow’s Club Common Man Films Ltd. Screenwriters: Jason Bourque, Sue Bourque Vancouver, BC   The Outlander Strada Film Inc. and Triptych Media Inc. Screenwriter: TBD Toronto, ON   The William Sherring Story 107859 Ontario Inc. Screenwriters: David Devine, Malcolm Clarke Toronto, ON   The next deadline for new applications for funding from the Corus Made with Pay Fund will be February 3, 2010. Applicants should note that new submission deadlines were implemented September 2009, shifting deadlines to September, February and June. Details on the application process, guidelines and deadlines for the Corus Made with Pay Fund are available on Corus Entertainment’s website at under Television, in the Industry and Talent Development section. Movie Central is a 24-hour-a-day, commercial-free premium pay-TV service available to Western Canadians. Exclusive multi-year output agreements with major Hollywood studios ensure that Movie Central is the preferred destination for box office titles. In addition to being the first window, Canadian home to HBO content and Showtime, through its investments, pre-buys and licence fees for Canadian feature films and original series, Movie Central is recognized as a major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry. The launch of Movie Central On Demand and Movie Central High Definition demonstrates that Movie Central remains committed to being first with innovations that enhance the viewing experience. 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