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Shirley Douglas @ Wift-t 2009 Crystal Awards

19 November 2009 9:37 AM, PST | HollywoodNorthReport.com | See recent HollywoodNorthReport.com news »

Women in Film & Television-Toronto (Wift-t) will honour the winners of their 21st Annual Crystal Awards at a gala luncheon celebration, Monday, November 30, 2009 @ The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. "This year.s winners competed against a slate of exceptional nominees in all categories," said Sadia Zaman, Executive Director of Wift-t. "The winners are a testament to hard work, passion, and creativity. We are honoured to celebrate their achievements.. Actress Shirley Douglas will receive this year.s 'International Achievement Award', presented to a Canadian woman working in screen-based media "...for her significant and well recognized body of work in Canada and abroad..." "Shirley Douglas inspires so many of us in this industry," said Zaman. "She has consistently managed to do work that she loves, and at the same time remain true to her convictions. That is a rare feat in any industry. We are so excited to be able to present her with a Crystal Award. »

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Wift-t: 21st Annual Crystal Awards- November 30

2 November 2009 1:32 AM, PST | HollywoodNorthReport.com | See recent HollywoodNorthReport.com news »

Women in Film & Television-Toronto (Wift-t) will honour the winners of their 21st Annual Crystal Awards at a gala luncheon celebration, Monday, November 30, 2009 @ The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. "This year.s winners competed against a slate of exceptional nominees in all categories," said Sadia Zaman, Executive Director of Wift-t. "The winners are a testament to hard work, passion, and creativity. We are honoured to celebrate their achievements.. The 21st Annual Crystal Award winners, selected by an independent jury of former Crystal Award recipients, are: Outstanding Achievement Award Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Drama/Factual Content, CanWest Creative Excellence Award Tassie Cameron, Screenwriter/Producer Mentorship Award Lisa Meeches, Executive Producer, President, Eagle Vision Inc., Meeches Video Production Special Jury Award of Distinction Christa Singer, Independent Producer/Director The 2009 Crystal Awards are presented by NBC Universal and CanWest Broadcasting. "...The Crystal Awards recognize the extraordinary achievements of women in film, television, and digital media, »

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The Canadian Film Centre Annual BBQ

13 September 2009 4:31 PM, PDT | HollywoodNorthReport.com | See recent HollywoodNorthReport.com news »

Hnr's Michael Stevens reporting from Toronto... The Canadian Film Centre (Cfc) Annual BBQ celebrating filmmaking talent @ Tiff 2009, hosted by director/producer Norman "Hurricane" Jewison, was held Sunday September 13 at Toronto's tree-lined, Windfields Estate, home of the Cfc. The exclusive VIP gathering of Canadian/international filmmaking talent gathered to celebrate 'the independent creative spirit' with live music performed by The Arkells and numerous outdoor food/beverage kiosks, providing perogies, pizza, beef, chicken, veggie burgers, beer, wine and my fave drink(s) of the afternoon, the 'Aficionado', made with 'Belvedere Vodka', topped by lemon, white cranberry and sparkling elderflower water. Special announcements included the Cfc naming Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian film actor Kiefer "24" Sutherland as Chair of the 'Cfc Actors Conservatory', presented by Canwest and supported by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, as Canada.s first professional level, cross collaborative on-screen training program for actors. The inaugural five-month session will »

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Shooting Begins on 'Copper'

23 July 2009 9:44 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Canada's Canwest Broadcasting has announced the start of production on Copper, a one-hour, 13-episode police series that will be simulcast on Global and ABC Television later this season.

Copper is described as "a workplace drama about five young rookie cops just out of the police academy". The series has an all-Canadian cast that includes Vancouver's Missy Peregrym (Reaper, Heroes) and Gregory Smith (Everwood). Peregrym's character, Andy McNally, is described as "the soul of the close-knit group of five rookie officers". Smith will play another cop, Dov Epstein. Epstein is the "thrill-seeker" among the cops and aspires to emulate his heroes, Starsky & Hutch

Among the other members of the cast of Copper are Enuka Okuma (24), Travis Milne (My Green House), Charlotte Sullivan (M.V.P.), Ben Bass (Would Be Kings), Eric Johnson (Smallville), Matt Gordon (Rent-a-Goalie), Noam Jenkins (Flashpoint), Melanie Nicholls King (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Aidan Devine (M.V.P.).

"From cast to crew, »

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