Canada writers also honor Cameron, Blinn
TORONTO — Michael Konyves’ screen adaptation of the Mordecai Richler novel “Barney’s Version” has landed the best movie prize at the 15th Writers Guild of Canada awards.The WGC handed out seven regular and three special awards on Monday evening in Toronto. Tassie Cameron (“Flashpoint,” “Rookie Blue”) received the guild’s showrunner prize, honoring exceptional creative leadership and vision, while Denise Blinn’s “1936” won the Jim Burt prize honoring the best unproduced screenplay by an emerging talent. Toronto lawyer Peter Grant took home the WGC Writers Block award, recognizing his efforts to increase support for quality Canadian drama. And the winners are: Animation Karen Moonah: “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That” (episode) Children & Youth Barbara Haynes: “The Latest Buzz” (episode) Documentary Christine Nielsen: “The Pig Farm” TV Comedy Chris Sheasgreen: “Less Than Kind” (episode) TV Drama Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern: “Flashpoint” (episode) Movies & Miniseries Michael Konyves: “Barney’s Version” Shorts & Web Series Lisa Hunter: “You Are So Undead”
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