Toronto, February 20, 2019 – The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is proud to announce that the recipients of its sixth annual CFC Award for Creative Excellence are the award-winning and dynamic writer-showrunner-executive producer team, Amy and Tassie Cameron of Cameron Pictures. The annual CFC Award for Creative Excellence honours CFC alumni who have made significant creative and entrepreneurial contributions to the international screen-based entertainment industry. Celebrated CFC founder Norman Jewison will present this prestigious award to the Cameron sisters at an invitation-only annual reception held in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
“This year we are delighted to be celebrating Amy and Tassie Cameron. These two alumnae have a strong track record, both individually and now together, for producing a body of work that reflects creative excellence, their commitment to championing original voices, and their ongoing dedication to collaboration across the board,” says Slawko Klymkiw, CEO, CFC. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and of their desire to give back to the CFC and to our creative communities.”
“We are utterly thrilled and honoured and surprised by the news of this award,” said Tassie and Amy Cameron. “Not only did the CFC launch us both creatively, but it has given us a world of incredible alumnae to work with and a community of like-minded thinkers and creators to help us grow and learn from every day. It’s a remarkable place. We couldn’t be prouder of any award, and want to thank the CFC for thinking of us.”
These inspiring alumnae are noteworthy for their individual accomplishments as writers, showrunners and executive producers, and under their Cameron Pictures banner, produced recent critically acclaimed hit projects Mary Kills People, set to air its third season this spring on Global, and Little Dog, whose second season is currently airing on CBC. Read more about the Camerons in our profile of them.
The CFC hosts an annual event in L.A. to celebrate exceptional talent in the screen-based entertainment industry, as well as its international partners and cross-border opportunities. Amy and Tassie Cameron will join previous CFC Award for Creative Excellence honourees Semi Chellas (2014), Graeme Manson and John Fawcett (2015), Don McKellar (2016), Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo (2017), and Christina Jennings (2018). The event will coincide with a week of activity in L.A., including the L.A. modules of the Slaight Music Residency, high-level CFC marketplace initiatives that further strengthen Canadian screen composers and songwriters’ place in the global entertainment marketplace.
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The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace. cfccreates.com