Canadian Screen Awards
CSAs ’17: Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek lead TV noms
The clone series topped the list with 14 nominations, while there were also strong showings for Kim’s Convenience, 19-2, Vikings and Letterkenny.
ACCT to honour Christopher Plummer
The veteran actor will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.
Why the ACCT needed a rebrand
CEO Beth Janson on how the industry organization can better promote and support Cancon.
Howie Mandel to host 2017 CSAs
The America’s Got Talent judge is the latest Canadian comedian to emcee the annual awards show.
Screen Awards dive into immersive media
The ACCT has announced five new digital and immersive award categories to be presented during Canadian Screen Week.
eTalk CSA special pulls in 803K viewers
The overnight ratings for the Canadian Screen Awards special were 31% higher than eTalk’s average overnight audience.
Packaging key to pitching digital: panel
The first CSA: Behind the Screens industry forum saw industry experts emphasize the need for digital creators to pitch broadcasters and studios with a well-developed project.
Canadian Screen Awards ratings drop slightly
The awards show lost about 20,000 overnight viewers over last year but stays relatively steady on its three-year average.
Room cleans up at final night of 2016 Screenies
The Ireland/Canada copro took home nine awards Sunday evening, with Schitt’s Creek and Hyena Road winning three prizes each.
Amazing Race, Songs of Freedom capture Screenies on night one
The first night of prize-giving saw factual in the spotlight, with ratings juggernaut Amazing Race Canada taking four wins and cross-platform docuseries Songs of Freedom taking home three.
In brief: New SVOD services; new Emmy categories
Adult Swim and NFB launch new SVOD services, Emmy Awards expand short-form categories and more news from the week. (NFB short film If I Was God… 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.)