Nicholas Campbell to Host CFTPA Indie Awards - National Jury set to begin deliberations

    OTTAWA, Feb. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Film and Television Production
Association (CFTPA) is extremely pleased to announce critically-acclaimed and
multi-award winning actor and director Nicholas Campbell as the host of the
Awards ceremony. The CFTPA is equally pleased to announce the five members of
the 2008 CFTPA Indie Awards National Jury.
    Join Nick Campbell on February 20th, 2008 at the inaugural CFTPA Indie
Awards Ceremony following the opening reception of Prime Time in Ottawa. The
CFTPA Indie Awards are specifically intended to recognize and celebrate
outstanding Canadian producer achievement in ten specific categories of
feature film, television and interactive media content.
    "We are honoured to have Nick Campbell along with the esteemed group of
industry professionals making up the inaugural CFTPA Indie Awards National
Jury," said Guy Mayson, President and CEO, CFTPA. "The Jury has a challenging
job ahead of them. The list of Nominees represents the elite of Canadian
producers so choosing winners will be no easy task."


    Diane Boehme                        Tim Southam
    Senior Director                     Director (Bay of Love and Sorrows,
    Independent Production, Citytv      One Dead Indian)

    Suzette Couture                     Justine Whyte
    Writer and Producer                 Director and Executive Producer
    Sarrazin Couture Entertainment      Canadian Film Centre, Feature Film

    Shelley Gillen
    Creative Producer-Story Editor former senior
    broadcast executive, now President of SPG
    Productions Inc., her newly formed film and
    television consulting company.

    Nick Campbell has won multiple Gemini Awards for Best Performance by an
Actor in a continuing leading dramatic role for his portrayal of Modern-Day
Renaissance Man, Domenic DaVinci in Canada's most popular series, Da Vinci's
Inquest. In addition to his notable acting career, Campbell is also an
accomplished filmmaker. He wrote and directed the documentary Stepping Razor;
Red X (Genie Nomination for Best Documentary and numerous honours at
international film festivals).

    Prime Time in Ottawa has become a must-attend industry event with over
600 delegates from all regions of the country. Sold-out each year, this event
plays host a broad cross-section of the production industry, as well as
broadcasters, distributors, exhibitors, cable and satellite providers,
government officials and the national media. Individuals wishing to attend
Prime Time in Ottawa should register as quickly as possible as the event will
soon be sold out.

    Register online at or call 1-800-656-7440 x229 for
more information Members: $725.00, Government: $725.00, Non-members: $825.00

    The CFTPA is a non-profit trade organization that works on behalf of
almost 400 companies engaged in the production and distribution of
English-language television programs, feature films, and interactive media
products in all regions of Canada.

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries: Jeff Brinton, Director of
Communications and Media, (613) 233 1444 ex 227,,

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