CBC announces new film fund

Thunder Bay filmmaker Michelle Derosier wrote Angelique's Isle, a true tale of perseverance and survival on Lake Superior. (Michelle Derosier)

The CBC announced the initiative in November 2016 as a way to help level the playing field so that underrepresented creators, such as women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other visible minorities have access to financing.

On Wednesday, February 2, 2017, Meditation Park, written by Shum, Angelique's Isle, written by Michelle Derosier, and Octavio Is Dead! written by Sook-Yin Lee were announced as the inaugural projects to receive financing through the fund.

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