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TORONTO, June 1, 2021 /CNW/ – Corus and the Banff World Media Pageant are happy to announce the recipients of this yr’s Corus Apprentice Program: Way of life Showrunner. The 2021 cohort will obtain a premium cross to BANFF 2021 with entry to panels, keynotes, masterclasses and networking alternatives from June to July and digital mentorship alternatives with key improvement executives and complimentary registration and journey to BANFF 2022. As well as, every recipient will even profit from a two-week showrunner internship placement on a Corus-supported life-style manufacturing between June 2021 and June 2022.
“With a purposeful strategy to supporting underrepresented voices and views, the 2021 Corus Apprentice Program: Way of life Showrunner speaks to Corus’ dedication to diversifying illustration behind the digital camera,” stated Colin Bohm, EVP, Content material and Company Technique, Corus Leisure. “Our 2021 Program cohort represents gifted business professionals in tv manufacturing, actuality programming and documentary sequence trying to advance their careers within the life-style and unscripted genres, and we’re happy to facilitate this chance for them.”
The 2021 recipients are:
Ashley Da-Lê Duong – Montreal
Ashley is a Vietnamese-Canadian filmmaker from Calgary primarily based in Montreal. Having produced, directed, and written unscripted sequence and documentaries for the previous decade, Ashley is trying to broaden her expertise by showrunning. Ashley has produced over 15 segments/movies for the CBC sequence CBC Arts: Exhibitionists and two episodes of Canada’s a Drag out there to observe on CBC Gem. Her function directorial debut, A Time to Swim, received quite a few competition awards, together with Finest First Characteristic on the Toronto Reel Asian Movie Pageant. An advocate for fairness within the movie business and advancing moral documentary practices, Ashley is a proud member of Brown Woman Doc Mafia, A-Doc, and BIPOC TV & Movie. Her directorial work, which has been broadcasted on Al Jazeera, CBC, Superchannel, IsumaTV and extra, usually explores the relationships between id, heritage and nature.
Ruth Nanda – Vancouver
Ruth is a Vancouver-based author, story editor and story producer who, over the previous 10 years, has helped create over 85 hours of unscripted tv. Her initiation into actuality TV started with Slice on The Actual Housewives of Vancouver and continued with work on acclaimed documentary sequence corresponding to Information Community’s Emergency Room: Life and Loss of life at VGH and CBC’s Protecting Canada Alive. She not too long ago served as senior story editor on standard life-style and factual sequence corresponding to HGTV Canada’s Save My Reno and HISTORY Canada’s Rust Valley Restorers. Ruth delights in telling tales that enrich and entertain, irrespective of the style.
Heather Seaman – Toronto
Heather is a broadcaster with 20 years of expertise in radio and tv. She has labored in entrance and behind the digital camera as a author, reporter, host, phase producer, subject producer and videographer, creating content material for the CBC, CP24, CityTV, CPAC, CHUM Radio, 680News, Rogers TV, The NewVR, Solar TV, 105.9 The Area, Newstalk1010 and BNN Bloomberg. Early in her profession, she developed sturdy storytelling expertise and helped to create content material for the docuseries Echo which aired on Solar TV. As a subject producer, she coordinated Rogers TV Scene on the Pageant shoots at TIFF purple carpets and movie business occasions. Whereas a correspondent and producer for CPAC’s On the Vivid Facet, she travelled throughout Canada for eight seasons, interviewing newsmakers, pitching, writing and producing unique content material airing nationally on CPAC. Extra not too long ago, she researched, wrote and produced segments for reside every day information/speak/life-style programming airing nationally on CTV’s The Social and Your Morning.
Steve Sxwithul’txw – Victoria
Steve is from the Penelakut Tribe situated simply off Vancouver Island, Canada. Steve skilled as a journalist, labored in varied newsrooms, together with CTV and CBC Vancouver, and continues to be a contract journalist working with CBC. Steve realized he needed to inform tales of his personal individuals, thus forming Kwassen Productions Inc. In 2020, Steve directed & produced Season 3 of APTN’s Tribal Police Information, presently in post-production for launch within the fall of 2021, and directed a brand new quick movie Discovering the Stability, presently being proven globally in movie competition circuits. In 2018, Steve directed his first quick movie, Go away it on the Water. In 2014, Steve created the Leo Award-winning documentary sequence Warrior Video games that aired on APTN and CHEK on Vancouver Island. Steve is presently the president of Kwassen Productions Inc., situated out of his dwelling group of Penelakut Island, BC. His first ardour is his household.
Aren X. Tulchinsky –Vancouver
Aren (he/him), a graduate of the Canadian Movie Centre, is a author, story editor, image editor and director. Aren has written and edited quite a few documentary and life-style tv sequence, together with CBC’s The Nature of Issues, Showcase’s KINK, CityTV’s The Bachelor Canada, Slice’s First Dates, HGTV Canada’s Save My Reno, CTV’s Robson Arms and International’sThe Guard. An episode Aren edited for the acclaimed APTN documentary sequence, Queen of the Oil Patch, was not too long ago nominated for a Canadian Display Award. A brief movie directed by Aren, Ms. Factor, screened globally in over 55 LBGTQ2S+ movie festivals, successful the Viewers Selection Award at Queer Fruits Australia. Aren’s award-winning novel, The 5 Books of Moses Lapinsky, was a Toronto Ebook Award Finalist and honoured with a everlasting plaque in Christie Pits Park by Undertaking Bookmark Canada. Aren lives and works in Vancouver, respectfully acknowledging the land is the normal, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Coast Salish peoples.
BANFF 2021 Digital Version takes place from June 14 to July 16, 2021. The subsequent Banff World Media Pageant will happen in June 2022 on the Fairmont Banff Springs Resort in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
About Corus Leisure Inc.
Corus Leisure Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a number one media and content material firm that develops and delivers prime quality manufacturers and content material throughout platforms for audiences around the globe. Participating audiences since 1999, the corporate’s portfolio of multimedia choices embody 33 specialty tv companies, 39 radio stations, 15 typical tv stations, a set of digital and streaming property, animation software program, expertise and media companies. Corus is an internationally-renowned content material creator and distributor by means of Nelvana, a world class animation studio professional in all codecs and Corus Studios, a globally acknowledged producer of hit scripted and unscripted content material. The corporate additionally owns revolutionary full-service social digital company so.da, life-style leisure firm Kin Canada, main 2D animation software program provider Toon Growth and youngsters’s ebook publishing home, Children Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium manufacturers consists of International Tv, W Community, HGTV Canada, Meals Community Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Grownup Swim, Nationwide Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, International Information, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Nation 105, and CFOX, together with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the International TV App and Curiouscast. For extra info go to www.corusent.com.
In regards to the Banff World Media Pageant
Happening this yr from June 14 – July 16, 2021, the Banff World Media Pageant and the Rockie Awards host one of many world’s most essential gatherings of leisure business executives and creators, devoted to content material improvement, manufacturing, broadcast and distribution throughout the display industries. BANFF gives a platform for the evolving international media business to develop its artistic and enterprise aims. It serves as a number one vacation spot for co-production and co-venture companions and is an unparalleled market for worldwide decision-makers to attach with new companions, study from business leaders and execute new enterprise offers.
SOURCE Corus Leisure Inc.
For additional info: Magda Krpan, Director, Company Social Duty and Sponsorships, Corus Leisure, 416.479.6054, [email protected]; Brian Boudreau, Account Supervisor, Banff World Media Pageant, Tel: 1.416.408.2300 x 284, [email protected]