July 02, 2019
A statement from DGC President Tim Southam on the passing of Crawford Hawkins
"Few champions of Canadian film & television have had as exceptional and varied an impact on our industry – across multiple disciplines and every aspect of our business – as Crawford Hawkins.
"The Guild honoured Crawford with the DGC Distinguished Service Award in 2006 – in only the 5th year that the accolade had ever been bestowed – and made a DGC Honourary Life Member in 1998. His involvement in the Guild touched every facet of our organization. His commitment has left a legacy as meaningful in its contribution to our work as he was dedicated to lives and dignity of his fellow members.
"Crawford entered the industry as film editor and grew into an editor, director, post-production supervisor and television production executive working with companies such as Twentieth Century Fox, The Jim Henson Company, Mandalay Television, Hallmark Entertainment, Edge Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis. In 1997, Crawford won a Prime Time Emmy for his work on the X-Files and was honoured for his contributions as an industry builder by BC Film and the BC Film Commission later that the same year.
"But Crawford’s contribution did not end with his work as a creator. It only began there.
"Crawford served as Chair of the DGC BC District Council from 1996 to 2002 and Executive Director from 2002 to 2016 – a contribution to our Guild spanning twenty years. He also chaired the BC Motion Picture Association (1996-1997), sat on the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council (1987-1991) and served as a long-standing board member of Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia.
"Crawford also gave selflessly of his time, throughout these years, lending his experience and wisdom to indispensable institutions within our sector including the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Banff Television Festival, the British Columbia Film Society, the BC Film Centre, the BC Film Commission and the Film and New Media Competition Council BC.
"What Crawford gave our community is stunning in its breadth as in its depth and matched by the memories of the countless individuals and lives he touched along the way. He will be remembered and he will be missed."
DGC National President