Degrassi Picks Up 3 DGC Awards

Degrassi Picks Up 3 DGC Awards
Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Toronto, Ontario (October 6, 2003)-
Epitome Pictures is pleased to congratulate the members of the Degrassi: The Next Generation production team who won at the recent Directors Guild of Canada Awards: -Outstanding Achievement in Direction — Television Series Degrassi: The Next Generation White Wedding, Bruce McDonald -Outstanding Achievement in Picture Editing — Short Form Degrassi: The Next Generation White Wedding, Stephen Withrow -Outstanding Achievement in a Television Series — Childrens Degrassi: The Next Generation Bruce McDonald, Stephen Withrow, Stephen Stanley, David Lowe, Derbyshire Crewe, Avra Fein, Max McDonald, Sean Moore, Mark Arcieri, Danielle McBride, David Moffat, Anthony Thomas-Costa, Marilyn Jang, P.J. Diaz, Siluck Saysanasy, Jordana Aarons, Anthony Kadak, Michael P. Yankovich

We are continually amazed by the work our team does on the show, says Epitome President Linda Schuyler, so were especially pleased to see them so overwhelmingly recognized by their peers across Canada. With 3 awards, Degrassi: The Next Generation took home the most awards in the television series categories. The DGC Awards Jury received over 400 nominations in 15 categories from guild members across the country. Epitome thanks all its funders who have made it possible for the Degrassi team to excel.

Degrassi: The Next Generation is produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry-Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program and CTF: Licence Fee Program, produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, with the financial participation of the Shaw Childrens Programming Initiative through the Shaw Television Broadcast Fund and the Dr. Geoffrey R. Conway Fund and with the participation of the Independent Production Fund and RBC Royal Bank.

Degrassi: The Next Generation is distributed by Alliance/Atlantis. Degrassi.tv is produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. and Snap Media in association with CTV, with the participation of the Telefilm Canada New Media Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry-CTF: Licence Fee Program. Degrassi: The Next Generation was development in association with CTV and Snap Media with the assistance of Telefilm Canada and the Cogeco Program Development Fund.

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