January 18, 2017
DIRECTORS GUILD OF CANADA CELEBRATES ITS MEMBERS’ NOMINATIONS AT THE 2017 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS
The Directors Guild of Canada is delighted to join the industry in celebrating this year’s Canadian Screen Awards nominees.
DGC Members were recognized across all categories, including direction, production design, sound and picture editing and worked on the following nominated productions: 19-2, A Date with Miss Fortune, Amber Alert, Annedroids, Backstage, Baroness von Sketch, Beat Bugs, Beauty & The Beast, Before the Streets (Avant les rues), Between, Big Brother Canada, Blackstone, Blood and Water, Born to Be Blue, Bruno and Boots: Go Jump in the Pool, Crossfire, Dark Matter, Degrassi: Next Class, Girls Night Out, Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr, Gun Runners, Hip-Hop Evolution: From the Underground to the Mainstream, It's Only the End of the World, Killjoys, Kim’s Convenience, King Dave, Letterkenny, Lovesick, Orphan Black, Make It Pop, Mohawk Girls, Mr. D, Montreal La Blanche, Motive, Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas, Natasha, Odd Squad, Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven, Race, Reign, Rock Icons: Daryl Hall - The Soul Man Saving Hope, Schitt's Creek, Sensitive Skin, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love, Slasher, Swept Under, This Life, Two Lovers and a Bear, The Amazing Race Canada, The Beaverton, Unclaimed, Vikings, Weirdos, What Would Sal Do?, Wynona Earp and X-Company. The feature film Avant les rues, which received the DGC Discovery Award at the 2016 DGC Awards, is nominated in several CSA categories.
“It fills me with a great sense of pride and optimism about this country’s film, television and digital media industry when I see the quality of work and the commitment of its creators,” said Brian Baker, National Executive Director & CEO, “The CSAs are a great way for the DGC to highlight its mission to advance member interests as a creative and labour force and as an advocate on behalf of our industry.”
DGC National president Tim Southam stated, “Audiences are more than ever seeking out stories that are original, distinctive and authentic. Focusing on our distinctive voice is the best strategy to connect with viewers. This year’s Canadian Screen Awards nominations reflect that.”
For a full list of all Nominations, please go to: http://www.academy.ca/
About the Directors Guild of Canada:
The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 5,000 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues of concern for members including Canadian content conditions, CRTC regulations and ensuring that funding is maintained for Canadian screen-based programming.
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