Monday, October 22, 2012
WIFT-T is pleased to announce the winners of the 25th Anniversary Crystal Awards, to be presented at a gala luncheon on Tuesday December 4, 2012, at Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto.
Established in 1988, WIFT-T’s Crystal Awards celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements of Canadian women and men in screen-based media (film, television and digital media).
“The winners selected for our 25th anniversary year are truly exceptional” says Heather Webb, WIFT-T Executive Director. “Their collective work spans broadcasting, television production, sports and live events, and private consulting, and for their contributions to Canadian media these trailblazers are most deserving of a WIFT-T Crystal Award. It is an honour to recognize and congratulate them.”
The 2012 Crystal Award winners are:
CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD
Tara Ellis, Senior Director, Original Drama Content, Shaw Media
Susan Ross, Consultant and Partner, ISM Access
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Anne Marie La Traverse, President, Pink Sky Entertainment
SPECIAL JURY AWARD OF DISTINCTION
Mary Ellen Carlyle, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dome Productions
Click here for award descriptions and winners’ bios.
Crystal Award winners are nominated annually by WIFT-T members and selected by an independent jury of past award recipients. The 2012 selection jury consisted of: Julie Bristow, Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Content, CBC; Christine Shipton, Vice President of Original Content, Shaw Media; and Jane Tattersall, President of Tattersall Sound & Picture.
To date, more than 100 industry leaders have received a Crystal Award.
WIFT-T thanks the 25th Anniversary Crystal Awards presenting partners NBCUniversal, Shaw Media and Deluxe for their support of the Crystal Awards and the award winners.
Tickets to the 25th Anniversary Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon are on sale now. Guests may choose to purchase Foundation Tables and Seats—for premier seating, recognition and a charitable tax receipt—in support of the Foundation for Women in Film & Television – Toronto.
For tickets and more information, visit www.wift.com.
For more information and media accreditation, please contact:
Women in Film & Television – Toronto
416-322-3430 ext. 226