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Black Screen Office Fund for BPOC Creators now open for the second year 

July 5, 2022

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The Black Screen Office has announced that its Rogers-BSO Script Development Fund for Black and People of Colour Creators is now open for applications, for the second year.  

Since launching in 2021, the goal of the $750,000 multi-year Fund is to provide BPOC storytellers with the opportunity to develop documentary or scripted content for Canadian or international audiences, and provide support in creating pitch-ready projects for networks, studios, cable, and streaming platforms. 

The Fund has helped provide Canadian Black and People of Colour content creators with opportunities to tell their own stories, including the talented creators announced in the first year of the Fund. To learn more about the application process, please click here.

QUOTES:

“The initiative is just one pathway that the BSO has forged to support Black and racially diverse Canadians to build thriving careers in the screen industries and engage and inspire audiences globally with their stories. The Rogers-BSO Development Fund injects significant financial backing into the system for traditionally underfunded Black and People of Colour talent to get their content in front of decision-makers who can meaningfully move their projects forward.” 

  • Joan Jenkinson, Executive Director, Black Screen Office 

“We are proud to continue investing in equity-deserving Black and People of Colour creators, in partnership with the Black Screen Office and Canadian Independent Screen Fund for BPOC Creators. Together, we are committed to removing barriers to funding and helping to amplify BPOC voices, as these talented creators bring diverse perspectives and powerful stories that need to be heard here in Canada and around the world.” 

  • Robin Mirsky-Daniels, Director, Rogers Group of Funds