Newfoundlander wins $25,000 Daryl Duke Prize

ST. JOHN'S, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - The first ever Daryl Duke Prize to support excellence among up and coming Canadian film and television writers will be awarded to a Newfoundlander this week.

The Prize has been created to honour the memory of the late Daryl Duke, a distinguished Canadian film and television creator. 

Awarded annually to a Canadian (or permanent resident) writer of a treatment or screenplay for an unproduced long-form dramatic fictional film, the Prize will allow the winner time and support to further develop his or her work.

The Daryl Duke Prize has another connection to Newfoundland; Noreen Golfman, Memorial University's provost and vice-president (academic), chairs the Daryl Duke Foundation, sponsor of the Prize.

The announcement of the first winner will take place on Wednesday, May 4th at 10:00 am NDT by press release.

SOURCE J.Thompson Communications

For further information: Jim Thompson, 613-567-9592,

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