Craig David Wallace wins award of distinction at Banff

The Todd and the Book of Pure Evil co-creator and showrunner (pictured) receives the inaugural award, created to recognize previous participants in Bell Media's TV industry fellowship program.

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil showrunner and co-creator Craig David Wallace is the winner of the inaugural Bell Media National Fellowship Award of Distinction, announced Monday.

The award was created to recognize previous fellows in Bell Media’s fellowship program, which is designed to encourage professional development for emerging producers, writers and directors in the TV industry. Corvid Pictures exec producer Wallace participated in its mentorship program in 2008.

“The Bell Media fellowship gave me the opportunity to meet the industry on a personal level, from broadcasters and producers to fellow creative who were pitching their own shows. Those initial introductions have grown into professional and creative relationships that have pushed my career farther than I would have ever believed five years ago,” said Wallace in a statement.

The award was presented Monday at the Rockies Award Luncheon by Phil King, CTV president of programming and sports.

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, produced by Corvid Pictures, Aircraft Pictures and Frantic Films, aired on Space, Comedy and Much in Canada. It also aired on Fearnet stateside, 2×2 in Russia, Syfy in the U.K., SciFi in Austria, Germany’s VIVA and Scandanavia’s TNT7.

The Bell Media National Fellowship program is part of the company’s $1.8 million TV Skills Development Initiative.