In Brief: Rumble nabs Sundance Award; Helga Stephenson honoured
The Montreal prodco’s Rumble doc won a Special Jury Award at the Utah festival; The Academy’s former CEO will receive a lifetime achievement prize, plus more.
Randall Okita to receive inaugural John Dunning Discovery Award
The ACCT has announced the recipients of three Special Awards to be presented at the CSAs on Mar. 12.
Why the ACCT needed a rebrand
CEO Beth Janson on how the industry organization can better promote and support Cancon.
Beth Janson named Academy’s next CEO
Janson will assume the role from Helga Stephenson, who steps down on May 31. (Janson pictured.)
ACCT to honour Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara
The Academy Legacy Award from the ACCT will be presented to the actors at an event in Beverly Hills on Feb. 25. (Levy and O’Hara pictured in Schitt’s Creek.)
ACCT to honour Martin Short
The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television will present the comedian with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Wendy Crewson to receive Earle Grey award
The actress and producer will be honoured at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.
ACCT expands Yangaroo partnership
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has expanded its use of the Yangaroo Awards platform for the CSAs. (ACCT exec Louis Calabro pictured.)
TMN, Movie Central, ACCT partner on Screen Week special
The interview special, in which Patricia Rozema will chat with high-profile Canadian female acting talent, will bow on HBO Canada during Canadian Screen Week.
Semi Chellas, David Cronenberg to receive special CSAs
The special Canadian Screen Awards, presented to five winners, honour contributions to both the Canadian industry and the world stage.
Academy opens online entries for CSAs
The ACCT says the digital submission process, a partnership with Yangaroo, could expand the reach of the Canadian Screen Awards.
The Academy launches all-digital CSA application process
The new process, which eliminates the need to send in hard copies of audio-visual materials like films and TV programs, is the result of a deal with digital media management company Yangaroo.