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Brent Butt, Don McKellar among winners at Canadian Screenwriting Awards

TORONTO — The kudos just keep coming for “Corner Gas.”

Series creator Brent Butt was honoured at the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards on Monday night, winning the best half-hour TV episode award for penning a “Corner Gas” instalment titled “Full Load.” The show ended its six-season run last week.

Geri Hall, who hosted the 13th annual awards show, shared a trophy with her colleagues from CBC’s sketch comedy series “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” for best variety script for their first episode of the season.

Adam Barken won best one-hour TV episode for an instalment of CTV’s cop series “Flashpoint” titled “Who’s George.”

Best feature film screenplay went to “Blindness” by Don McKellar, who also starred in the film along with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. The thriller, about an epidemic of blindness, hit theatres last year.

John Walker was honoured for his script for the documentary “Passage,” which blends acting and real-life elements as it chronicles a chapter of the Northwest Passage’s history.

Winning the movie-of-the-week and miniseries category was “Mayerthorpe,” written by Andrew Wreggitt. The Gemini Award-winning piece, which aired on CTV, is a dramatization of the real-life killings of four RCMP officers near Mayerthorpe, Alta.

More than 150 scripts were nominated in 11 categories for this year’s WGC Screenwriting Awards, which honour Canadian talent.

Star presenters included Sarah Polley, Yannick Bisson, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Zaib Shaikh.

Source: The Canadian Press

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Front Page, Industry News

Brent Butt, Don McKellar among winners at Canadian Screenwriting Awards

TORONTO — The kudos just keep coming for “Corner Gas.”

Series creator Brent Butt was honoured at the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards on Monday night, winning the best half-hour TV episode award for penning a “Corner Gas” instalment titled “Full Load.” The show ended its six-season run last week.

Geri Hall, who hosted the 13th annual awards show, shared a trophy with her colleagues from CBC’s sketch comedy series “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” for best variety script for their first episode of the season.

Adam Barken won best one-hour TV episode for an instalment of CTV’s cop series “Flashpoint” titled “Who’s George.”

Best feature film screenplay went to “Blindness” by Don McKellar, who also starred in the film along with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. The thriller, about an epidemic of blindness, hit theatres last year.

John Walker was honoured for his script for the documentary “Passage,” which blends acting and real-life elements as it chronicles a chapter of the Northwest Passage’s history.

Winning the movie-of-the-week and miniseries category was “Mayerthorpe,” written by Andrew Wreggitt. The Gemini Award-winning piece, which aired on CTV, is a dramatization of the real-life killings of four RCMP officers near Mayerthorpe, Alta.

More than 150 scripts were nominated in 11 categories for this year’s WGC Screenwriting Awards, which honour Canadian talent.

Star presenters included Sarah Polley, Yannick Bisson, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Zaib Shaikh.

Source: The Canadian Press

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Front Page, Industry News

Brent Butt, Don McKellar among winners at Canadian Screenwriting Awards

TORONTO — The kudos just keep coming for “Corner Gas.”

Series creator Brent Butt was honoured at the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards on Monday night, winning the best half-hour TV episode award for penning a “Corner Gas” instalment titled “Full Load.” The show ended its six-season run last week.

Geri Hall, who hosted the 13th annual awards show, shared a trophy with her colleagues from CBC’s sketch comedy series “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” for best variety script for their first episode of the season.

Adam Barken won best one-hour TV episode for an instalment of CTV’s cop series “Flashpoint” titled “Who’s George.”

Best feature film screenplay went to “Blindness” by Don McKellar, who also starred in the film along with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. The thriller, about an epidemic of blindness, hit theatres last year.

John Walker was honoured for his script for the documentary “Passage,” which blends acting and real-life elements as it chronicles a chapter of the Northwest Passage’s history.

Winning the movie-of-the-week and miniseries category was “Mayerthorpe,” written by Andrew Wreggitt. The Gemini Award-winning piece, which aired on CTV, is a dramatization of the real-life killings of four RCMP officers near Mayerthorpe, Alta.

More than 150 scripts were nominated in 11 categories for this year’s WGC Screenwriting Awards, which honour Canadian talent.

Star presenters included Sarah Polley, Yannick Bisson, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Zaib Shaikh.

Source: The Canadian Press

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