TVO mourns passing of Canadian film icon Allan King



    TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors and staff of TVO are very
saddened to learn of the passing yesterday of Canadian documentary film legend
Allan King.
    "Allan was a Canadian film icon," said Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive
Officer of TVO. "For so many of us in Canada's media and film industry, his
passing will be deeply felt."
    TVO is proud to have partnered with Allan over the last two decades on
many of his most challenging and innovative works. "Allan's films had a way of
illuminating our shared humanity," added de Wilde. "Through intensely personal
stories, he challenged us to consider new perspectives."
    Many of TVO's staff had the opportunity to work with Allan King. Earlier
this spring TVO celebrated his prolific career during the week-long Allan King
Film Festival (tvo.org/akfestival), with an introduction to each film
presented by the filmmaker.
    "Allan's legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all who were
fortunate enough to have known him, and in the young filmmakers of tomorrow
whom he has inspired." added de Wilde.
    TVO-commissioned documentary films by Allan King include Dying at Grace
(2003); Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (2005) and Empz 4 Life (2006).

    About TVO

    TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be
engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. For more information,
visit tvo.org.

    Where to find TVO

    Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265,
Star Choice channel 353. For more information, visit tvo.org.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Jill Javet, VP, Corporate
Relations, TVO, Tel: (416) 484-2630, Mobile: (416) 230-6869, jjavet@tvo.org


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