Monday, November 2, 2009

WIFT-T: 21st Annual Crystal Awards- November 30...

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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, and are acknowledged as one of the industry’s most prestigious accolades. Each year, the Crystal Awards bring together industry, business, government, and media from across the country to celebrate the outstanding achievements of women in Canadian screen-based media.

Since the awards’ inception in 1988, more than 90 remarkable people have been honoured. Many of today’s senior executives and industry leaders are past recipients of a Crystal Award—a testament to the impact of women on the Canadian screen-based industry, as well as the global entertainment community at large..."

Women in Film & Television-Toronto (WIFT-T) is a not for profit professional organization founded in 1984, supporting women in screen-based media (film, television and digital media) to build, advance and sustain their careers nationally and internationally. WIFT-T does this through hands-on high quality programming, mentoring, networking and industry events that recognize the talents and potential of women. WIFT-T’s mission is to enhance the skills of its members so they can become significant decision-makers at all levels of the industry...