IN THE PRESS

  • Canadian Screen Awards Winners
    March 6, 2013

    When the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the first-ever Canadian Screen Awards, the
    Rogers Group of Funds was delighted to discover that 29 of the productions we supported in 2012 were nom-
    inated for a total of 81 awards.

    More than 800,000 people tuned in to CBC television for the gala broadcast. "There's never been so much
    buzz about Canadian content," said Robin Mirsky, executive director of the Rogers Group of Funds. "And the
    productions we supported won accolades across the board."


    FILM

    • Stories We Tell
      -  Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary


    TELEVISION

    • Call Me Fitz
      -  Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series
      -  Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series
      -  Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series
      -  Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series
    • Flashpoint IV
      -  Best Dramatic Series
      -  Best Direction in a Dramatic Series
      -  Best Original Music Score for a Series
      -  Best Picture editing in a Dramatic Program or Series
      -  Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
      -  Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
    • From Spain With Love
      -  Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical information Program or Series
      -  Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series
    • Income Property
      -  Best Lifestyle Program or Series
    • Less Than kind
      -  The Bell Media Award for Best Comedy Program or Series
      -  Best Picture editing in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series
      -  Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series
    • Love Shines
      -  Best Performing Arts Program or Series or Arts Documentary Program or Series
      -  Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program or Series
    • Museum Secrets
      -  Best Sound in an information/Documentary Program or Series
    • Semi-Sweet: Life in Chocolate
      -  Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series
    • When Dreams Take Flight
      -  Best Picture editing in a Documentary Program or Series
      -  Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series
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  • 2013 Canadian Screen Awards
    January 23, 2013

    In 2013, the Academy of Cinema & Television launched the Canadian Screen Awards to recognize excellence in film, television, and digital media productions. Academy chair Martin Katz said the awards are, "a true reflection of the multi-platform universe of today."

    Robin Mirsky, executive director of the Rogers Group of Funds, said that combining the Genies (film) and Geminis (TV) into one show (broadcast live on CBC, March 3, 2013) was a great move. "It's really about celebrating our talent and our productions, regardless of what platform people are watching."

    Twenty-nine of the productions the Rogers Group of Funds supported in 2012 were nominated for a total of 81 awards:

    Good God II
    Less Than Kind III
    Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
    Flashpoint IV
    Battle Castle
    Curse of the Axe
    Income Property
    Love Shines
    The Perfect Runner
    When Dreams Take Flight
    The Market
    Prosecutor
    Raw Opium: Pain, Pleasure, Profits
    Todd and the Book of Pure Evil
    Call Me Fitz II

    Whose Sorry Now
    Grinders
    From Spain with Love
    Semi Sweet: Life in Chocolate
    Explosion 1812
    Museum Secrets
    Wapos Bay
    The Yard
    Blackstone
    Living in Your Car
    Befriend and Betray
    How to be Indie II
    Rufus
    Alphée des Étoiles
    The World Before Her

 

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  • 2012 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award
    January 11, 2013

    Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell won the 2012 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, presented at the Toronto Film Critics Association gala at the historic Carlu in downtown Toronto on January 8, 2013. Stories We Tell is a documentary inquiry into the Polley family's tangled history that is receiving kudos from audiences and critics alike.

    Sarah Polley

    The Toronto Film Critics Association calls the award "an unprecedented act of support for Canadian cinema." The director of the winning film receives $100,000, making the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award the richest arts prize in Canada.

    Rogers became the founding sponsor of the TFCA Awards Gala five years ago."“We are pleased to support content creators in this country through this prize," said Phil Lind, Vice Chairman, Rogers Communications. "Canadian film is competing on the world stage and with this extraordinary prize we hope to inspire this community to reach even higher."

 

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  • Rogers Vice Chairman Phil Lind Inducted into American Cable Hall of Fame

    The American Cable Hall of Fame has bestowed the honour of inclusion on Phil Lind, Vice Chairman, Rogers Communications Inc. and Board Chair, Rogers Group of Funds.

    “It was great to win – it usually goes to an American – because it's important for people to be recognized outside of their own playground.”

    The Toronto Star story (complete with photo of Phil wearing the greatest grin ever).

 

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