Super Channel is keeping it real – creating opportunities for feature length documentary filmmakers

EDMONTON July 29, 2010 – Following on the success of the Super Catalyst Emerging Screenwriter Award, Super Channel is keeping it real and now offering opportunities for two documentary director/producer teams with credits in hour-long television, to make the leap to feature length documentaries.

“Super Channel is a proud supporter of Canadian production and is pleased to offer opportunities to those who aspire to produce feature length documentaries,” said Marguerite Pigott, Super Channel Creative Development Group Lead.

The two winning projects will each receive: 15-20 hours of mentorship from a senior documentary producer with experience in feature-length documentaries; $3,000 to be used to attend the Toronto Documentary Forum (TDF) at Hot Docs and to further develop the project; and promotion on the Super Channel website, in the Super Catalyst newsletter and through a nationwide news release.

“We are thrilled that Super Channel is encouraging emerging director/producer teams in the production of feature length documentaries,” Elizabeth Radshaw, TDF Director.

The award program begins in late September, and winners will work with mentors to prepare projects for pitching in time for the TDF in May 2011. Winners will attend the TDF as observers, and use this opportunity to meet with potential broadcasters, executive producers or other potential partners.

More information about the award, eligibility, submission requirements and deadlines is available at Super Channel Producers’ Page <http://www.superchannel.ca/producers/> .

About Super Channel
Super Channel is Canada’s only national pay television network, consisting of two HD channels, four new SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.
Super Channel’s vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies, series and fights. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.

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Contact:

Sylvie Powell
MédiaLane Communications Inc.
(613) 290-1497

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