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Black Screen Office announces first-round recipients of new $750,000 Script Development Fund for BPOC Creators

The Black Screen Office (BSO) has announced its first-round recipients of a new $750,000 Script Development Fund, in partnership with Rogers Group of Funds and the Canadian Independent Screen Fund (CISF) for BPOC creators.  The recipients, all Black and People of Colour writers and producers from Canada, will receive script development funds to help them bring their projects and voices to life.  BSO and CISF, with support from our communities, did extensive outreach to racialized screen creators and received an overwhelming response.  

“These exceptional recipients each bring a powerful story, diverse perspectives, and important voices forward.  We are proud to support these talented equity-seeking content creators as our country needs to hear their stories now more than ever,” said Robin Mirsky-Daniels, Director, Rogers Group of Funds.  “We wish each of them luck on their writing journey and look forward to the day when these stories move from page to screen.” 

Sixteen projects led by BPOC creators were selected by juries from scripted, unscripted and French applications. Each selected writer or writer/producer team will receive funding, aligned with WGC rates for a script which is expected to be delivered in early 2022. 

Read the full announcement and list of recipients and their projects here