TORONTO, March 2, 2012 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, March 6, Helga Stephenson, Interim CEO of The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT), will host a media sneak peek of this year's star studded GENIE AWARDS at "I Dream of Genies".
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Media opportunities include:
- Conducting one-on-one interviews with the 32nd Annual Genie Awards co-hosts, George Stroumboulopoulos and Andrea Martin in the CBC LIVE Backstage Lounge
- Diving into the hottest red carpet trends with Canadian fashion icon, Stacey McKenzie and actress Lauren Hammersley, including hair by Civello and this year's hottest beauty trend -- red carpet nails by Tips Nail Bar including a demonstration about how to achieve all the Genie red carpet style at home
- Tasting the signature "I Dream of Genies" cocktail created exclusively for the awards by Grey Goose Mixologists
- Experiencing "Glitter and Gold", part of the new product line for DAVIDsTEA making its debut
- Sampling the special Genie dinner fare from the WestinTM executive chef along with delicious "Genie Chocolate" created exclusively for the awards by Purdy's Chocolates. Meet their Head Chocolatier, Gary Mitchell as he crafts his award winning truffles at the event for your tasting pleasure
- Checking out the fabulous swag that the stars are getting including gifts from: Manitobah Mukluks, AVEDA, Purdy's Chocolates, DAVIDsTEA and more! Hosted by actresses Deb McGrath and Sheila McCarthy
|| Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre
1 Harbour Square, Toronto
|11:00am||Welcome Remarks by Helga Stephenson, ACCT Interim CEO|
|11:05am||Media Address by Genies Co-Hosts, Andrea Martin and George Stroumboulopoulos|
|11:10am||Media Interviews with Genies hosts and "I Dream of Genies" Stations Begin|
About the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.
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