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Canadian TV stars, producers and digital media creators come to Ottawa
[September 27, 2017]

Canadian TV stars, producers and digital media creators come to Ottawa

Canada Media Fund showcases Canadian talent and content on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) hosted today a showcase event on Parliament Hill celebrating the success of Canadian TV and digital media. The event brought together parliamentarians of all stripes; the on-and off-screen talent behind several Canadian productions; as well as broadcasters, audiovisual industry leaders and members of the public service.

Brittany Leborgne, Heather White, The Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Maika Harper and Jennifer Pudavick (CNW Group/CANADA MEDIA FUND)

Guests were invited to interact with producers, creators and on-screen talent who tell our stories to the world, including Allan Hawco (Frontier, Caught); Gary Vandenheuvel and Collin Vandenheuvel (Heavy Rescue 401); Jean Yoon, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Andrew Phung, Andrea Bang and Simu Liu (Kim's Convenience); Brittany LeBorgne, Heather White, and Maika Harper (Mohawk Girls); Helene Joy (Murdoch Mysteries); Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black); Cindy Sampson and Samantha Wan (Private Eyes); and Kris Holden-Reid (Vikings).

French language productions include, Marie-Ève Beaulieu and Maxime Mailloux (Faits Divers); Marc-André Grondin and Sophie Desmarais (L'Imposteur); Kim Despatis, Sonia Vachon and Maxime Côté-Le Flaguais (Les Pays d'en haut); and Sébastien Ricard, Emilie Bibeau and Evelyne Rompré (Olivier). 

Interactive stations featured award-winning video games Jotun and We Happy Few; a unique holographic experience, Maya Kodes; and an innovative, sci-fi virtual reality series, Trinity, also gave guests the opportunity to experience high-quality digital media productions developed by Canadian creators.

"This event presents an opportunity for the elected representatives from across Canada to meet the stellar talent on- and off-screen of some of Canada's most successful television, digital and interactive productions," stated Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund. "As we look to support Canadian storytellers in new and inspiring ways, we recognize and thank the Government of Canada for its commitment to our country's dynamic arts and culture sector."

"The Canada Media Fund is an important way to support our creators and ensure that Canadians have access to content that reflects our identity and our diversity," said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. "Canadians can be proud of our strong, innovative audiovisual sector, which helps tell our stories to audiences at home and abroad while creating jobs and contributing to our growing digital economy."

About the Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada's cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit

Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons (CNW Group/CANADA MEDIA FUND)

Canadian producers, creators and talent at CMF's Showcase (CNW Group/CANADA MEDIA FUND)


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