Barney’s Version collects Telefilm’s Golden Box Office award


Director Richard J. Lewis and screenwriter Michael Konyves may well have picked up the tab for the Montreal-style smoked meat sandwiches as the top creative behind Barney’s Version on Thursday picked up the 2011 Telefilm Canada Golden Box Office award at Caplansky’s Deli in Toronto.

The trophy for Lewis and Konyves for the highest-grossing English language Canadian feature last year came with a $20,000 check.

Barney’s Version generated $3.2 million at the box office in Canada in 2011.

“Making Barney’s Version was a gift unto itself. I am humbled and delighted by this most generous acknowledgement from Telefilm,” Lewis said in a statement Thursday.

Telefilm recently gave its 2011 Guichet d’Or award to Ken Scott’s Starbuck.

Photo: From left to right: Anna Hopkins, Robert Lantos (Serendipity Point Films), Michael Konyves, Ari Lantos, Carolle Brabant (Telefilm Canada), Richard J. Lewis, Michel Pradier (Telefilm Canada), Howard Jerome, Clé Bennett and Bryan Gliserman (Entertainment One) / courtesy Telefilm Canada