CFC honours Amy and Tassie Cameron

The producers behind Cameron Pictures will be presented with CFC's Award for Creative Excellence in L.A. on March 20.

CameronSisters_FeaturedImageCameron Pictures founders Amy and Tassie Cameron will be the recipients of the Canadian Film Centre’s (CFC) Award for Creative Excellence.

Now in its sixth year, the award honours CFC alumni who have made waves in the industry, domestically and abroad, through their creative or entrepreneurial work. It will be presented at the annual CFC reception in L.A. by founder Norman Jewison on March 20.

Tassie, who was named Playback‘s Person of the Year in 2017, has been a prolific producer for Canadian TV. Cameron Pictures, formed in 2015, currently produces two series, Mary Kills People on Global and Little Dog on CBC, which both garnered nominations at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, including a writing nod for Tassie on Mary Kills People. Tassie is also a producer on the upcoming Global medical procedural Nurses, produced by Entertainment One, as well as its detective series Private Eyes. She previously created Canadian hit Rookie Blue, while south of the border she created Ten Days in the Valley for ABC. Amy is a former executive in charge of drama TV production at CBC, where she worked on series including The Book of Negroes and Heartland. 

Shaftesbury founder Christina Jennings was the 2018 honouree. Previous winners include Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo (2017), Don McKellar (2016), Graeme Manson and John Fawcett (2015), and Semi Chellas (2014).