Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Genies and Geminis to be combined

After years of being lobbied by the entertainment industry to merge the Genie and Gemini awards, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced yesterday it will combine the two into one gala event that will air next March.
“It’s all about creating a better show that commands attention,” says ACCT chief executive Helga Stephenson. “It’s about making a show that reflects the national and international success of the indigenous film and television sectors. We have this huge industry that needs a bigger platform to showcase our talent,” adds Stephenson, who had been the academy’s interim CEO before taking on the job full-time on Tuesday.

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