Canwest, CBC, Astral, and Corus team up to celebrate 30th Annual Genie Awards

Movie fans across Canada and around the world will have multiple opportunities to tune in to this year's celebration of Canadian film.

TORONTO, March 15 /CNW/ - The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is proud to announce that the 30th Annual Genie Awards will be broadcast live on Canwest-owned Independent Film Channel and via live webcast on on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 9:00pm EDT. Additionally, the show will be re-broadcast on Astral Media's The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central at a later date.

"This year's Genie Awards broadcast will be an unprecedented collaboration among some of Canada's major broadcasters - a truly amazing way to celebrate the Award's 30th anniversary," says Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. "Presenting the Genie Awards in partnership with multiple networks, on television and online, will enable us to celebrate with a remarkably broad and diverse audience of movie fans here in Canada and around the world. We are as committed as ever to building audiences for Canadian films and we are thrilled that Canwest, CBC, Astral, and Corus are joining us in this effort."

In addition, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Genie Awards, a one-hour special paying tribute to three decades of celebrating Canadian filmmaking is also in the works and will air on CBC this fall, as well as CBC's digital specialty channel, bold.

Additional details, including airdates on TMN and Movie Central, will be announced in the coming weeks.

For the complete list of nominations and information about this year's awards show, visit

About the ACCT:

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 and television. Unifying professionals across Canada, the ACCT is a vital and integral force, representing all areas of the film and television industries.


For further information: For further information: Judy Lung, Communications Manager, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Ph: (416) 366-2227 ext 238, E-mail:; Nikki Lamb Tudico, Publicist, Canwest Dramatic Channels, Ph: (416) 934-7829, E-mail:; Jeff Keay, Head of Media Relations, English Services, CBC/Radio-Canada, Ph: (416) 205-3987, E-mail:; Deborah Wilson, Vice-President, Communications, Astral Television Networks, Ph: (416) 956-8558, E-mail:; Sally Tindal, Director, Communications, Corus(TM) Entertainment Inc./ Communications, Ph: (416) 530-5121, E-mail:

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