Canadian Screen Awards

Press Release: JULIANNE MOORE HEADLINES FINAL GROUP OF STELLAR PRESENTERS SLATED FOR THE 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

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CBC (logo via CBC)

With less than one week to go until the winners are announced, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and CBC Television today announced the final group of presenters participating in the 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS.  Hosted by Emmy™ award-winning comedy legend Andrea Martin, this year’s edition of the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS will take place at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and broadcast on CBC-TV on Sunday, March 1st at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) and on CBC.ca at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).

Recent Academy Award®- and Golden Globe®-winning actress Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars, Still Alice) highlights the final group of presenters for this Sunday’s gala broadcast that features an impressive list of Canadian and international talent, including 2014 Canadian Screen Award-winners from CBC’s 22 Minutes: Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent and Shaun Majumder; as well as Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland, The Blacklist); Kevin Durand (The Strain, The Captive); A.J. Cook (Criminal Minds, The Virgin Suicides); Jennifer Finnigan (Baby Sellers, Tyrant); Kristin Lehman (Motive); George Stroumboulopoulos (Hockey Night in Canada); Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue); Meaghan Rath (Being Human); and Emmanuel Kabongo (The Animal Project, Teenagers).

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Press Release: HBO Canada Celebrates Canadian Screen Week With New Original Interview Special, WOMEN WHO ACT WITH PATRICIA ROZEMA, Premiering February 28

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HBO Canada (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (February 11, 2015) – HBO Canada marks Canadian Screen Week with WOMEN WHO ACT WITH PATRICIA ROZEMA, a new documentary that celebrates Canadian film and television talent. Written and directed by Barry Avrich (The Last Mogul), the special is hosted by celebrated Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema (Mansfield Park) as she sits down with four iconic Canadian film and television actresses to talk candidly about their craft. The 72-minute special premieres Saturday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, just one day before the 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS broadcast.

The documentary features intimate interviews with Emmy®winner, Canadian Screen Award-nominee and 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS host Andrea Martin (My Big Fat Greek Wedding); Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominee Ellen Page (Juno); Critics’ Choice Award and Canadian Screen Award-winner and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Tatiana Maslany (ORPHAN BLACK); and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Sandra Oh (GREY’S ANATOMY).

“WOMEN WHO ACT WITH PATRICIA ROZEMA is an exclusive look at the fierce, tender, funny, and powerful careers of four of our most outstanding actresses,” said Helga Stephenson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “An award-winning director herself, Patricia takes us truly behind-the-camera.”

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Press Release: Tragedy Rocks Hope Zion Hospital in the Emotional Season 3 Finale of SAVING HOPE, February 18 on CTV

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CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (February 10, 2015) – With only two episodes left, the countdown to the must-watch Season 3 finale of Canada’s hit original drama SAVING HOPE (@SavingHopeTV) is on. Airing Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, the Season 3 finale sees Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross), and Dr. Rian Larouche (Danso Gordon) face their Surgical Boards – and the biggest day in Alex’s career is also about to become the biggest day of her life. With potentially life-altering changes in store for the doctors at Hope Zion Hospital, the finale will leave viewers on the edge of their seats as the season comes to a shocking and dramatic end.

Like other Season 3 episodes of SAVING HOPE, the heart-stopping finale will receive a first-look on CraveTV, available to fans one day before the broadcast premiere. Viewers can also enjoy the first two seasons on CraveTV and, following its broadcast premiere, watch the finale on demand at CTV.ca and on CTV GO.

Recently named a finalist for a Golden Screen Award at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, SAVING HOPE is Canada’s most-watched original drama in the key adult demos with a current season average of 1.4 million total viewers. When Season 3 premiered in fall 2014, it consistently won its Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET timeslot against GRACEPOINT (Global/FOX), and ranked as a Top 30 show among the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos. As previously announced, 18 new episodes of SAVING HOPE have been ordered from IFC Films and Entertainment One (eOne), with production set to begin on Season 4 this summer in Toronto – bringing the series total to 67 episodes.

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Press Release: ALL-STAR PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

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CBC (logo via CBC)

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and CBC Television today announced the first group of celebrity presenters for the upcoming 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS. This year’s gala will be hosted by Emmy-award winning comedy legend Andrea Martin at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and broadcast on CBC-TV on Sunday, March 1st at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT).

Presenters for the evening represent some of Canada’s best and brightest stars of film and television, including CBC’s Eugene Levy (Best in Show, Schitt’s Creek) and Daniel Levy (Schitt’s Creek, The After Show), as well as Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Megan Follows (Reign, Anne of Green Gables), Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and Arisa Cox (Big Brother Canada). This group joins Kiefer Sutherland (Pompeii, 24), announced previously, as the first group of presenters for this year’s gala broadcast. Additional presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Canadians can watch these stars and more at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, airing Sunday, March 1st at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT). For a full list of Canadian Screen Awards nominees, visit academy.ca.

Press Release: TWO HOMEGROWN HEAVYWEIGHTS. ONE DRAMATIC NIGHT. GLOBAL PREMIERES BIG BROTHER CANADA AND REMEDY MARCH 23

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Global (screenshot via Global GO)

TORONTO, January 19, 2015 – From raucous reality to heart-pumping hospital drama, Shaw Media‘s colossal Canadian originals Big Brother Canada and  Remedy are set to premiere Monday, March 23 at 8pm and 9pm ET/PT on  Global.

“Viewers are thirsty for ‘watercooler‘ moments and engaging, edge-of-your-seat content, and our homegrown hits deliver just that,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “With Big Brother Canada and Remedy, viewers are in for must-see drama on-screen, interactive and engaging second screen experiences, and non-stop thrills.”

Following two seasons, and five Canadian Screen Awards nominations, Big Brother Canada‘s third run will be its biggest and boldest yet, with 25 hours of non-stop drama broadcast nationally each week. Continue reading

Press Release: Bell Media Congratulates TSN’s Michael Landsberg on 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Humanitarian Award

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TORONTO (October 21, 2014) – Bell Media is proud to congratulate TSN’s Michael Landsberg on being honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. The host of TSN’s acclaimed daily sports debate show OFF THE RECORD will be recognized for his longstanding dedication to promoting mental health awareness.

Landsberg speaks publicly about his personal battle with depression and considers his ability to help reduce the stigma of mental illness as his most important professional calling. He has been an ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk, an initiative focused on raising awareness and encouraging dialogue about mental health, since it launched in 2011.

“Michael Landsberg’s exemplary dedication to mental health awareness has encouraged thousands of people across Canada to seek out and find help,” said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. “We believe that talking about mental illness is the first step towards making lasting change, and Michael’s tireless efforts to start the conversation and reduce the stigma are a daily inspiration to all of us at Bell Media. He really has made a difference.”

In 2013, Landsberg’s documentary, Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me, was nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series. In 2012, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health also named Landsberg one of its Champions of Mental Health. Landsberg also takes to Twitter using the hashtag #sicknotweak to encourage discussion around mental health and creating a forum for those needing help.

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Press Release: CBC, CTV, GLOBAL AND ROGERS PARTNER TO HOST THE RED CARPET PORTION OF THE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

In a rare, unprecedented move, Canadian broadcasters CBC, Bell Media, Rogers and Shaw Media are pairing up to host the red-carpet portion of the Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV. Each network will have their on-air talent involved in honouring the Canadian celebrities in attendance while counting down to Martin Short’s opening number.

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