Canadian TV stars coming to Ottawa

Canada Media Fund to showcase Canadian talent and content on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will host on November 22, 2016 a showcase event on Parliament Hill, bringing together the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly; her parliamentary colleagues; the on- and off-screen talent behind several Canadian productions; as well as audiovisual industry leaders and members of the public service. Rick Mercer (Rick Mercer Report) and Charles Lafortune (La Voix) will entertain guests at this event celebrating the success of Canadian TV and digital media.

Guests will be invited to interact with the talented Canadians who tell our stories to the world, including Allan Hawco (Frontier); Graham Wardle (Heartland); Kevin Hanchard and Ari Millen (Orphan Black); Barry Flatman and Samantha Wan (Private Eyes); Brittany LeBorgne, Heather White, and Maika Harper (Mohawk Girls); Fanny Malette (Mensonges); Jean Yoon and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim's Convenience); and Jamie Davis (Highway Thru Hell), as well as the teams behind La Voix, The Next Step, Odd Squad, Vikings and Yukon Gold.

Interactive stations featuring digital media productions ioTheatre, Fated and The Unknown Photographer will also give guests the opportunity to experience high-quality virtual and augmented reality developed by Canadian creators.

"This event presents an opportunity for the elected representatives from across our great country to meet the stellar talent in front of and behind the cameras of some of Canada's most successful television, digital and interactive productions," stated Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund. "As we look to continue supporting Canadian storytellers in new and inspiring ways, we're encouraged by the Government of Canada's renewed commitment to our country's dynamic arts and culture sector," she added.

About the Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada's cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

SOURCE CANADA MEDIA FUND

For further information: André Ferreira, Communications Manager, CMF, aferreira@cmf-fmc.ca, 416-554-2768

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