CBC strikes it rich at N.Y. awards

The winners of The New York Festivals' 1994 International TV Programming and Promotion Awards were announced in New York City on Jan. 20. Here is the rundown of how Canadians fared....

The winners of The New York Festivals’ 1994 International TV Programming and Promotion Awards were announced in New York City on Jan. 20. Here is the rundown of how Canadians fared.

The cbc claimed six gold medals for Newswatch ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ (human interest), CBC Prime Time News ‘E. Annie Proulx’ (arts), Dieppe (miniseries), Street Cents (teen programs), aidScare aidsCare (teen special) and The Diary of Evelyn Lau (performance).

Other gold medal recipients were the Variety Club of British Columbia for To Help Them All (information/magazine id), cjoh-tv for Nowhere to Hide (special report), tvontario for Blood and Belonging ‘Road To Nowhere’ (national and international affairs), Telemagik Productions for Cirque du Soleil (performing arts) and Portfolio Film and Television/J.A. Delmage Productions in association with ytv for Groundling Marsh ‘Night and Day’ (art direction).

cbc struck silver in New York as well with the 5th estate ‘Too Good For its Own Good’ (best news reporter/corespondent), CBC Alberta News ‘Suspended Drivers at the Wheel’ (investigative reporting) and the cbc Witness documentary, The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter (human relations).

Also picking up silver were Alma Productions for The Body Parts Business (investigative report – long-form), Morag Production for When Women Kill (social issues/ current events), Sullivan Entertainment for Road To Avonlea (family programs), Skyvision Entertainment for Robocop: The Series ‘The Future of Law Enforcement’ (art direction) and Sleeping Giant Productions for Meeting The Crisis ‘Hivies’ (lighting).

cbc scored bronze medals for 24 Hours ‘Unorthodox Conduct’ (news documentary/special), the 5th estate ‘Crossing the Line’ (investigative report – long-form), Venture (news magazine program) and Adrienne Clarkson Presents ‘Skin, Flesh and Bone’ (direction).

Other bronze winners were Insight Production Company’s Ready or Not ‘Dear Troy/Monkey See, Monkey Do’ (youth programs), Forefront Productions’ Madison ‘On The Curb/The Firefighter’ (teen special) and the Variety Club of British Columbia’s To Help Them All (copywriting).