Media Advisory - Why Juno Can't Get a Genie

    Because it wasn't submitted for consideration

    TORONTO, Feb. 29 /CNW/ - As a result of the controversy surrounding the
lack of Genie Awards nominations for the movie Juno, Sara Morton, CEO of the
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has issued the following statement:

    Juno is an excellent film and the Academy salutes its success, which
    reflects the work of many talented Canadians both in front of and behind
    the camera. Regrettably, the filmmakers decided not to enter the film
    into the Genie Awards.

    In order to be eligible for the Genies, a film must be Canadian, as
    defined by CAVCO and the CRTC. These are the accepted industry standards
    for recognizing a film as Canadian.

    Ultimately, it's up to the filmmaker to decide whether to seek Canadian
    certification. It would not be appropriate for me to speculate about the
    reasons for a filmmaker's decision, or why they may or may not qualify.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Chris McDowall, (416) 628-5648
office, (416) 648-5651 cell

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