The indie web series OUT WITH DAD was among the nominees announced on January 15 in the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s first ever CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS. The internationally acclaimed series is honoured with a nomination the category of Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction.
The Canadian Screen Awards is the highest accolade for Canadian creators of film, television and digital media. This new awards program combines the former Gemini and Genie Awards which celebrated the best of Canadian television and film respectively.
"The Canadian Screen Awards celebrate the beginning of a new era in multiplatform entertainment," says Academy CEO Helga Stephenson. "Canadians are watching and consuming in a million different ways now, from the silver screen to the mobile screen, so we’ve updated the Academy to today’s multi-screen reality with the launch of the first ever Canadian Screen Awards."
"I am delighted to see the Academy is recognizing entertainment regardless of the size of the screen," says Jason Leaver, the creator/writer/director of Out With Dad. "Being named among these fine web series in the first ever Canadian Screen Awards is something all of us nominees will get to carry with us for the rest of our careers. As far as I’m concerned, each of us has already won."
The Canadian Screen Awards will take place during Canadian Screen Week, a six-day extravaganza which culminates in the inaugural 2-Hour Live Broadcast Gala Sunday March 3, 2013 @ 8pm (8:30 N.T) on CBC, hosted by Canada’s king of comedy, Martin Short. The Digital Media categories will be presented on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013.
About the Academy
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.
About the Canadian Screen Awards
The Academy's Canadian Screen Awards is the new annual awards show to celebrate the best in film, television and digital media. Canada’s king of comedy, Martin Short, will host the inaugural 2-Hour Live Broadcast Gala Sunday March 3, 2013 @ 8pm (8:30 N.T) on CBC.
About Out With Dad
Out With Dad is an award winning online series filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, currently ramping up for production of its third season. Out With Dad is a quirky drama, about a teenage girl and her single father at a time when Rose is coming of age, and coming out of the closet. By exploring the themes of love and sexual orientation, Out With Dad is a look at growing up regardless of your age, gender or sexuality. It is now the most watched Canadian-made dramatic web series. For more information, please visit outwithdad.com. Like us on Facebook /OutWithDad and follow us on Twitter @OutWithDad.