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2019-2020
Title

Ball and the City

Applicant

ECG Productions Ltd.

Commitment

$172,254

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Ethnic Channels Group

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Tagalog

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

There is no other country in the world that has lived the saying 'ball is life' more than the Philippines. Since the game of Basketball was first exposed to Filipinos, it has been adopted as a way of life. From the slums to the most elite colleges, the game of basketball has always been ingrained deeply in Filipino culture. Ball in the City delves into the rich history and importance of basketball to Filipino-Canadian communities across the country.


Title

Blood and Water

Applicant

2447134 Ontario Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Rogers Media

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Cantonese

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Drama

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Anna Xie discovers a disturbing pattern of money laundering at an upscale casino owned by her father.  Keen to ferret out the perpetrator and suspicious one of their key executives is behind the thefts, Anna hires a private investigator – ex-Guns & Gangs cop, Michelle Chang.  Anna and Michelle will form a reluctant but effective partnership that will be tested when their investigation discovers ties between organized crime and Vancouver’s powerful political and business elite. 


Title

Evolución Constante con Boogat

Applicant

TLN Media Group Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Telelatino

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Spanish

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Quebec-born singer-songwriter Boogat gives us access to his rich Canadian-Mexican heritage and how is impacts his unique musical production. Initially starting his career in French, Boogat switched over to Spanish after performing with some local Latin music bands. His Latin urban, electronic music has garnered many awards, including a Juno, and has given him an opportunity to work both in Canada and Mexico. From his humble beginnings to his award-winning music, we follow Boogat (Daniel Russo Garrido) through his personal and professional life.


Title

Fado: The Music of the Portuguese Soul

Applicant

ECG Productions Ltd.

Commitment

$159,073

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Ethnic Channels Group

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Portuguese

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Fado is Portuguese for “fate” or “destiny”. This unique music was born in Lisbon and is considered one of the symbols of Portugal. In 2011, fado was added to the UNESCO’s ‘Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’ list. The musical genre fell out of favour with the citizens of Portugal during the authoritarian rule of Antonio Salazar. But today, fado sounds ring clear across the globe. The documentary special, Fado: The Music of the Portuguese Soul is a tribute to its traditions, cultural and historical significance, and celebrates the artists who have kept it alive and flourishing.


Title

Lili & Lola III (11-15)

Applicant

Big Bad Boo Studios Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

British Columbia

Envelope/Broadcaster

ICI Télévision Inc.

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Persian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Children's & Youth

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

These are the adventures of an Iranian-Canadian family consisting of two sisters Lili and Lola who live in a small apartment in a big city. Along with Mama, Papa and their lazy cat, Kensington, they love to giggle, laugh and just be silly. Situated on a quiet street, their building is filled with interesting people from all over the world. Together, we celebrate the Persian New Year, Yalda and much more, introducing nuances of Iranian-Canadian culture and language to our young audience. Each episode also contains a literacy and a social/emotional lesson.


Title

L'Ultimo Coro Italiano

Applicant

TLN Media Group Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Telelatino

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Italian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Drama

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Originally from northern Italy, Maria (24) arrives in Canada in search of a new adventure. Although she’s enjoying her life, she misses her life in Italy. Maria decides to join an Italian Choir at St. Alphonsus church. She hopes to find other Italians and maintain the connection with her roots. As she walks into her first rehearsal, Maria is shocked by what she sees and hears. Everyone is over 60 and the singing is horrible. As she begins to sing along, Maria overtakes the choir. The group is astounded by her angelic voice. When Maria is ready to leave, the group stops here. With the coveted yearly Choir Competition around the corner, Maria might be their saving grace.


Title

Malocchio Moderno

Applicant

TLN Media Group Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Telelatino

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Italian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

An ancient superstition, embedded into the Italian culture, has wreaked havoc on the psychological development of many Italo-Canadian children. Superstition, by modern standards, is a widely unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences based on such beliefs. The Italian culture has a major pillar in its historical foundation based on one of these specific superstitions called the, “malocchio”. The malocchio translates to mal = bad and occhio = eye or otherwise referred to in English as the evil eye.


Title

Mama Canada

Applicant

ECG Productions Ltd.

Commitment

$159,664

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Ethnic Channels Group

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Russian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Children's & Youth

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

The children’s series Mama Canada is intended for a pre-school audience (approximately 2 to 6-year olds). In conjunction with Toronto-based Humpty Dumpty Theatre Company, the series features four-character puppets – The Professor; Natasha; Alex and Petrushka - who will entertain audiences while explaining some fundamentals about life in Canada. Each episode is specifically written with a pre-school audience in mind, and an audience who is likely new to Canada.


Title

Mangoes: A Slice of Life

Applicant

Mangoes TV Production Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Rogers Media

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Drama

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Canada is a beacon of hope and diversity in an ever changing polarized world. A country built on the foundation of multiculturalism and diversity. Canadians continue to lead a strong voice when it comes to opportunities for newcomers who move to this nation to build a life of their own and in the process create numerous opportunities for all Canadians alike. Mangoes is all about creating understanding and bridges between numerous ethnicities on the shared value of common decency, quintessentially Canadian. After a successful season of Mangoes ‘A Slice of Life’ that garnered exceptional fan following and accolades from the industry alike, the new iteration is much awaited from the audience.


Title

Mary Pickford's Russian Kiss

Applicant

ECG Productions Ltd.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Ethnic Channels Group

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Russian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Mary Pickford was the first Canadian to ever win an Oscar. She was a famous movie star as well as a successful Hollywood businesswoman. Among her many successful endeavours, she is one of the founders of the United Artist Company. There are many books devoted to relaying the story of her success, and others that peek into her private life. Still there is an episode that we don’t know much about… It happened in Soviet Russia in 1926 where Mary travelled with her husband, actor Douglas Fairbanks. The documentary special, Mary Pickford’s Russian Kiss tells the little-known story of Mary’s big adventure in Moscow during the roaring twenties.


Title

Mister S e la scienza di Alessandro Volta

Applicant

TLN Media Group Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Telelatino

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Italian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Children's & Youth

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Did you know that the AA battery was an Italian invention with a Canadian redesign? Mister Scienza is out once again on his quest. This time he tackles the battery! From Alessandro Volta’s original invention to Professor Don Sadoway’s renewable energy, Mister Scienza uncovers facts, science and experiments revolving around generating electricity from chemical sources!


Title

My Dear Veterans: The Ludmila Schnaider Story

Applicant

TLN Media Group Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Telelatino

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Russian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

A Russian-language documentary about Ludmila Schnaider, a Ukrainian-Canadian photographer whose mission, with time running out, is to preserve the testimonies of WWII veterans living in Canada. These are Canadian veterans, as well as from all different backgrounds, including those from the former Soviet Union.


Title

Nanny Magpakailanman?

Applicant

TLN Media Group Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Telelatino

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Tagalog

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

For decades, Filipino women have left their own families in order to care for others’ kids around the world. This allows them to provide for their own children back home by sending remittances, and eventually reunite with them some years later as they become citizens of the country where they are working at. Thanks to the live-in caregiver programme, Canada is one of the preferred destinations for Filipino nannies. Nanny Forever follows the lives of 3 characters at different stages of this process. The first is Maria who is new to Canada and has left her family in Manila in order to take care of two young boys in Toronto. The second is Rosa who was able to have her children and husband recently join her in Canada and is trying to start her new life. Finally Elaine whose Canadian-born children have no idea of the sacrifices she endured as she went from working in Hong Kong as a nanny and eventually moving to Vancouver in order to become a nurse.


Title

San Pietro Infine: Una Città Perduta

Applicant

TLN Media Group Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Telelatino

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Italian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Untouched for 75 years the gates to a forgotten city will be opened and the last living Italian-Canadian survivors will recount the Battle of San Pietro Infine. With films on Montecassino and Ortona illustrating the effects the Italian campaign had on a civilian population during WWII, specifically along the infamous Gustav Line, a fitting conclusion to this trilogy lies in San Pietro Infine. San Pietro Infine is located just South of the Gustav Line, between Cassino and Ortona. Like many towns, this place was conquered, bombed, its civilians mercilessly tortured, and eventually liberated. After the war, 3000 survivors, left with nothing, immigrated to Canada in an attempt to start over. The ones that remained did not have the heart to rebuild on the ruins of the dead. Instead, they rebuilt the entire town a few hundred meters down the road and named it San Pietro del Lazio. Leaving the ruins of the old town untouched for 75 years. A burial ground to history. A place where time has stood still.


Title

Telefono Roto

Applicant

TLN Media Group Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Telelatino

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Spanish

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Children's & Youth

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Two young Hispanics going through conflict, a group of actors, and a mediator are the ingredients in this story of reconciliation. Each kid shares their version of the conflict and listens to the other’s side of things. The stories are re-enacted by a comedy troupe in order to use performance as a way of opening up a dialogue between the two parties. Finally, a mediator and a studio audience try to broker an understanding. Broken Telephone is a one-hour show that allows young boys and girls to strengthen their social abilities and emotional intelligence.


Title

Through the Eyes of Norman Bethune

Applicant

Bethune Productions Inc.

Commitment

$183,310

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Status

Contracted

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Mandarin

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

In life, Canadian physician Norman Bethune tried to change the world with his belief that medicine and access to adequate health care was a basic human right regardless of money and social standing. “The rich man recovers, the poor man dies,” he once said. Today, university medical schools in China bear Norman Bethune’s name, statues of the man gaze over many parks and squares, schoolchildren learn his story and scholars discuss the symbolism of his accomplishments and contributions to the country. On the 130th anniversary of Norman Bethune's birth and the 80th anniversary of his death, we examine the life and legacy of Dr. Norman Bethune through the experiences of Canadian doctors from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver who dedicate their time each year to deliver medical services to poor and rural areas of China in the same spirit that guided Bethune.


Title

Ukrainian Opera

Applicant

ECG Productions Ltd.

Commitment

$143,325

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Ethnic Channels Group

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Ukrainian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Variety & Performing Arts

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

The stage production of “Ukrainian Opera” is a mix of the best opera arias, traditional songs and dances from Ukraine. As the singers and dancers perform in specially designed traditional Ukrainian, and very colorful costumes, the audience is transported to some of the most important events of Ukraine’s past through famous national songs and dances. Performances includes group dances, a choir, duo and solo numbers and a short fashion show where models pose and display traditional Ukrainian dresses: “vishivanka”. The 90’ television variety special Ukrainian Opera is a tribute to the rich history, culture and traditions of Ukraine and those who celebrate it.


Title

Una Tarantella Canadese con Claudio Santaluce

Applicant

TLN Media Group Inc.

Commitment

$200,000

Fiscal year

2019-2020

Region

Ontario

Envelope/Broadcaster

Telelatino

Status

Decision

Program

Diverse Languages

Platform

Television

Language

Italian

Content type

N/A

Activity

Production

Delivery Method

N/A

Genre

Documentary

Selection Round

N/A

Synopsis

Claudio Santaluce, a young Italian Canadian has a love for playing traditional Italian music using his “organetto". This documentary spotlights one of the Italian Canadian community's rising stars and it explores Claudio’s origins, his love for classic Italian music and how this old-world master is fits into modern day multicultural Toronto.


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