Dec 03, 2020
Visit our sister site:

Headline, Industry News

Writer-director Brian McKenna to receive Canada’s 2007 Pierre Berton Award

Canada’s National History Society today announced Brian McKenna as the recipient of the 2007 Pierre Berton Award. McKenna is to be honoured at Rideau Hall tomorrow morning along with the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History.

During his 37-year career, McKenna has gained an international reputation for documenting Canadian history on film and television and in print. His provocative, prize-winning films and television documentaries have helped us to gain deeper understanding of Canada, and especially the wars that have shaped the nation. McKenna won Geminis in both languages for his <em>Memoirs of Pierre Trudeau</em>, and the stormy series, the <em>Valour and the Horror</em>.

In April 2006, Brian McKenna’s latest production, <em>The Great War</em> aired on CBC-TV and Radio Canada, signaling a revolutionary approach to historical documentary television. The Great War brought together 150 direct descendants of Canadian First World War soldiers, and dramatized the story of their ancestors’ journey into battle. The result was ground-breaking television, with the battles of Vimy, Beaumont Hamel and Passendaele brought to life in all their searing horror, destroying a generation of Canadian men, and leaving a generation of women in agony.

"In many respects, Brian McKenna’s extensive commitment to broadcasting Canada’s stories laid the ground work for future major television projects with Canadian history at their core," said Deborah Morrison, president and C.E.O. of Canada’s National History Society, who bestow the annual Award. "But what makes him so honourable to me, is his passion to telling the exceptional stories of everyday Canadians – so that all of us can better see ourselves in our history."

"It’s a special honour to receive this Award so named after Pierre Berton. He stood up for us, writing feisty and eloquent columns defending our documentaries when they came under attack. I owe him much and still miss him." McKenna said. "I am equally honoured to be included among this prestigious group of talented historians, writers, and popular media producers. We often spend a great deal of time working in isolation from everyone else to bring our stories to life. These honours and events provide a welcome opportunity to pause and celebrate and gain new inspiration."

<font size=1>Source: CNW Group</font>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Headline, Industry News

Writer-director Brian McKenna to receive Canada’s 2007 Pierre Berton Award

Canada’s National History Society today announced Brian McKenna as the recipient of the 2007 Pierre Berton Award. McKenna is to be honoured at Rideau Hall tomorrow morning along with the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History.

During his 37-year career, McKenna has gained an international reputation for documenting Canadian history on film and television and in print. His provocative, prize-winning films and television documentaries have helped us to gain deeper understanding of Canada, and especially the wars that have shaped the nation. McKenna won Geminis in both languages for his <em>Memoirs of Pierre Trudeau</em>, and the stormy series, the <em>Valour and the Horror</em>.

In April 2006, Brian McKenna’s latest production, <em>The Great War</em> aired on CBC-TV and Radio Canada, signaling a revolutionary approach to historical documentary television. The Great War brought together 150 direct descendants of Canadian First World War soldiers, and dramatized the story of their ancestors’ journey into battle. The result was ground-breaking television, with the battles of Vimy, Beaumont Hamel and Passendaele brought to life in all their searing horror, destroying a generation of Canadian men, and leaving a generation of women in agony.

"In many respects, Brian McKenna’s extensive commitment to broadcasting Canada’s stories laid the ground work for future major television projects with Canadian history at their core," said Deborah Morrison, president and C.E.O. of Canada’s National History Society, who bestow the annual Award. "But what makes him so honourable to me, is his passion to telling the exceptional stories of everyday Canadians – so that all of us can better see ourselves in our history."

"It’s a special honour to receive this Award so named after Pierre Berton. He stood up for us, writing feisty and eloquent columns defending our documentaries when they came under attack. I owe him much and still miss him." McKenna said. "I am equally honoured to be included among this prestigious group of talented historians, writers, and popular media producers. We often spend a great deal of time working in isolation from everyone else to bring our stories to life. These honours and events provide a welcome opportunity to pause and celebrate and gain new inspiration."

<font size=1>Source: CNW Group</font>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Headline, Industry News

Writer-director Brian McKenna to receive Canada’s 2007 Pierre Berton Award

Canada’s National History Society today announced Brian McKenna as the recipient of the 2007 Pierre Berton Award. McKenna is to be honoured at Rideau Hall tomorrow morning along with the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History.

During his 37-year career, McKenna has gained an international reputation for documenting Canadian history on film and television and in print. His provocative, prize-winning films and television documentaries have helped us to gain deeper understanding of Canada, and especially the wars that have shaped the nation. McKenna won Geminis in both languages for his <em>Memoirs of Pierre Trudeau</em>, and the stormy series, the <em>Valour and the Horror</em>.

In April 2006, Brian McKenna’s latest production, <em>The Great War</em> aired on CBC-TV and Radio Canada, signaling a revolutionary approach to historical documentary television. The Great War brought together 150 direct descendants of Canadian First World War soldiers, and dramatized the story of their ancestors’ journey into battle. The result was ground-breaking television, with the battles of Vimy, Beaumont Hamel and Passendaele brought to life in all their searing horror, destroying a generation of Canadian men, and leaving a generation of women in agony.

"In many respects, Brian McKenna’s extensive commitment to broadcasting Canada’s stories laid the ground work for future major television projects with Canadian history at their core," said Deborah Morrison, president and C.E.O. of Canada’s National History Society, who bestow the annual Award. "But what makes him so honourable to me, is his passion to telling the exceptional stories of everyday Canadians – so that all of us can better see ourselves in our history."

"It’s a special honour to receive this Award so named after Pierre Berton. He stood up for us, writing feisty and eloquent columns defending our documentaries when they came under attack. I owe him much and still miss him." McKenna said. "I am equally honoured to be included among this prestigious group of talented historians, writers, and popular media producers. We often spend a great deal of time working in isolation from everyone else to bring our stories to life. These honours and events provide a welcome opportunity to pause and celebrate and gain new inspiration."

<font size=1>Source: CNW Group</font>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisements