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Thursday July 7th 2011 Vancouver
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WINNERS CERTIFICATES (AND TROPHY PLAQUES)
NOW READY FOR PICK UP.

 

LEO AWARDS  

NOMINEE CERTIFICATES ALSO AVAILABLE, INCLUDING THOSE FROM 2010 (yes from 2010!).

Winners certificates, along with trophy plaques, are now ready for pick-up!

Until August 12, certificates can be picked up at:

Finalé Editworks
2339 Columbia Street, Suite 100
Vancouver, BC

During this time, Nominee certificates are also available. Please pick up your certificates before the deadline, or they will not be available again until 2012.

Thanks to the kind folks at Finalé Editworks for offering their convenient location and for assisting us with this valuable service.




Monday July 7th 2011 Vancouver
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AND THE LEO AWARD ALMOST GOES TO...

 

Leo Awards  

Did you win a 2011 Leo Award but were not available to attend the ceremonies to receive your trophy?

If so, then we might have a Leo Award with your name on it.




Monday July 4th 2011 Seattle
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SEATTLE'S PBS STATION SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FROM
BRITISH COLUMBIA FILMMAKERS

 

Thankyou  

KCTS Television is now reviewing films for season two of its award-winning regional independent film series Reel NW.

To qualify for consideration, works must either be made by filmmakers with a connection to the Pacific Northwest, or be about the region in some way.

All genres are welcome, including documentaries, fictional narrative and animation. KCTS's goals are to present viewers in Washington state and British Columbia with unique, high-quality programming from both sides of the border that they otherwise might not see and to provide an ongoing venue that helps talented independent filmmakers reach new audiences.

For more details on how to submit films for consideration, please visit the KCTS website. The deadline for Reel NW season two submissions is July 31, 2011.




Monday June 13th 2011 Vancouver
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THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED, SUPPORTED, ORGANIZED, ENTERED, VOLUNTEERED, CONTRIBUTED, PERFORMED, WERE NOMINATED AND WON AT THE LEO AWARDS 2011!

 

Thankyou  

The 2011 edition of the Leo Awards owes its success to the individuals and organizations who came together to produce another memorable event.

To everyone who had a role in bringing the Leo Awards to fruition: A heartfelt thanks for all you do in support the Leo's and the BC film and television industry.




Monday June 13th 2011 Vancouver
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THE LARGEST RED CARPET IN WESTERN CANADA PRODUCED BY THE GUYS WITH THE BIGGEST HEARTS AND TALENT

 

Did you see the spectacle of the Leo Awards Red Carpet? Well, all the credit for producing this remarkable event goes to our friends at Qube Film, who were supported by True Entertainment.

Headed by Navid Soofi and Nima Soofi, Qube Film's support of the Leo Awards is nothing short of spectacular — and far beyond the call of duty.

More than just the Red Carpet (and the famous Glam Cam!), Qube plays a major role in shooting and editing the funny videos at the Leo Awards, and in creating the official Leo Awards video.

Thanks to everyone at Qube for all your support and friendship!
 

Cube Film




Monday June 13th 2011 Vancouver
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THE LEO AWARDS 2011 ON SHAW TV'S THE EXPRESS!

 

Johanna Ward  

Tune in to Shaw TV for the 2011 Leo Awards Special on The Express. Hosted by the effervescent Johanna Ward, the 30-minute special will feature highlights from the 2011 Leo Awards, including interviews from the Brightlight Pictures / EBTV Red Carpet, and spotlights on some of BC's brightest film and television luminaries. Broadcast schedule:

Tuesday, June 14 — 3pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Wednesday, June 15 — 10am, 2pm

Plus, watch for the Leo Awards Special on The Express throughout the year.




Friday June 10th 2011 Vancouver
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NEAL G. CLARANCE TO RECEIVE
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!

 

Neal G. Clarance  

The Leo Awards 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award goes to Neal G. Clarance. Neal is a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP and over the years, has become a leader in the Canadian media and entertainment industry.

With extensive experience in the film, digital media, recording and theatre segments of the entertainment industry, Neal has assisted entertainment companies in a broad range of accounting, tax, financial and business advisory services including, the preparation of business plans, film library and record library valuations, loan applications, financing proposals and in raising debt and equity financing both privately and publicly.

Importantly, Neal plays a leading and influential role in the BC film and television industry, helping to shape the Province's economic approach to this important creative sector.

CONGRATULATIONS NEAL!




Friday June 10th 2011 Vancouver
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COLLAPSED ENTRY CATEGORIES — A CLARIFICATION

 

We’ve been asked recently why we collapse categories initially offered for entry. As a general rule, if we receive fewer than five entries in any category we collapse it.

We will make exceptions in extraordinary circumstances; however strive to meet our pre-determined minimums. Ideally, we would receive sufficient numbers of entries in every category in order to maintain a healthy competition. It should matter that you are nominated for a Leo Award.

The best way to accomplish that is through competition and the standard for competition rests with our minimum entry thresholds. Our mandate is to celebrate your artistic excellence.

We only collapse categories if we have not received a minimum number of entries — and this is in no way a reflection of those entries whose categories have been collapsed.

Every category we offer is worthy of respect and an opportunity to be recognized. We received 692 eligible entries this year including 123 programs and 569 crafts. Unfortunately there were insufficient entries in specific categories requiring us to eliminate them from competition. Thank you for your understanding.




Friday June 10th 2011 Vancouver
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ONE MORE DAY REMAINS BEFORE LEO AWARDS 2011
GALA AWARDS CEREMONY

 

Limited tickets still remain for the Leo Awards 2011. Tickets are now only available in person by contacting: Brenda Diffley [email protected] or 604.669.8282 x35. Any remaining tickets can be purchased on site at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on the day of the Gala Awards event.




Friday June 10th 2011 Vancouver
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WITNESS THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE FABULOUS BRIGHTLIGHT PICTURES / EBTV RED CARPET ONLY AT THE 2011 LEO AWARDS!

 

Come and watch the stylings of nominees, presenters and VIPs as they walk the largest Red Carpet in Western Canada. Presented by Brightlight Pictures / EBTV, with Official Vehicles provided by Audi Vancouver Dealers, the Red Carpet is sure to be a spectacle!

Brightlight Pictures / EBTV Red Carpet
at the Leo Awards
June 11 — 4:00-6:00pm
Georgia Street in front of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver




Friday June 3rd 2011 Vancouver
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VANCOUVER CANUCKS PLAYOFF HOCKEY — GAME 4 STREAMED LIVE AT LEO AWARDS CELEBRATION AWARDS CEREMONY!

 

Go Canucks  

WIN A LEO. WATCH THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS. THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN A WIN-WIN!

Who says hockey and film and television don't mix? Not us!

That's why we're adjusting the Celebration Awards Ceremony to include a good dose of Vancouver Canucks in our evening — by streaming the hockey game live on big screens at Club 560!

Even better, we'll be presenting the awards in and around key hockey moments.

How's that for Canadian spirit?

So, now there are actually two reasons to attend the Celebration Awards Ceremony — Leo Awards and Playoff Hockey! Thanks in advance to our presenters for accommodating this slight format change.

June 8 — Celebration Awards Ceremony
Club 560 - 560 Seymour Street

We look forward to seeing you at the Leo Awards (and GO CANUCKS GO)!



Friday June 3rd 2011 Vancouver
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BILL RICHARDSON TO HOST THE LEO AWARDS 2011 GALA

 

Known as a quintessential Canadian, the fabulous Bill Richardson will host the Leo Awards 2011 Gala Awards Ceremony.

Bill is a writer and broadcaster. He hosts weekend classical music programming for CBC Radio 2 and is the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for his book Bachelor Brothers’ Bed and Breakfast.
 

Bill Richardson




Friday June 3rd 2011 Vancouver
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LEO AWARDS RED CARPET GEARING UP TO BE A SHOW STOPPER!

 

red carpet  

The largest Red Carpet in Western Canada returns to the Leo Awards 2011. Presented by Brightlight Pictures and EBTV, the Red Carpet will be staged on one of Vancouver's busiest streets — Georgia Street — this year, in front of the beautiful Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

With partial sidewalk and street closures, the 2011 edition of the Red Carpet is sure to garner attention from fans and passers-by alike. Stretching almost 100-feet, the Red Carpet will feature some of BC's finest film and television celebrities, both in front of and behind the camera, including 2011 nominees and presenters.

Audi Vancouver Dealers and their luxurious Audi automobiles are the Official Vehicles of the Red Carpet and will be chauffeuring the Leo Awards' celebrities to the Red Carpet in style.




Wednesday June 1st 2011 Vancouver
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NOMINEE CERTIFICATES NOW READY FOR PICK-UP

 

LEO AWARDS  

Nominee certificates are now ready for pick-up Until June 7, certificates can be picked up at:

Finalé Editworks
2339 Columbia Street, Suite 100
Vancouver, BC

Thanks to the kind folks at Finalé Editworks for offering their convenient location and for assisting us with this valuable service.




Wednesday June 1st 2011 Vancouver
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CALL FOR PRESENTERS — CELEBRATION AWARDS CEREMONY!

 

Presenters  

We're still looking for a few more stage presenters at the 2011 Leo Awards Celebration Awards Ceremony. In keeping with the new format of the Celebration Awards ceremony, we're offering you, our technical community, the opportunity to present one of the award categories to your peers on June 8.

Here are the ground rules:

  • You must have purchased a ticket to attend the Celebration Awards Ceremony

  • It would be great if you're a nominee, but that's not a definite criterium

  • You must be able to arrive at Club 560 at 4:00pm on June 8, 2011 for a short rehearsal.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email with your email address and telephone coordinates to [email protected] with the subject line: I wanna present!

Note: This call is only for the Celebration Awards Ceremony, and not the Gala.

June 8 — Celebration Awards Ceremony
Club 560 - 560 Seymour Street

We look forward to seeing you at the Leo Awards!




Monday May 30th 2011 Vancouver
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SPECIAL HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE FOR LEO AWARDS 2011!

 

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver  

We can offer a special rate of $249.00 based on a Fairmont Room - guests can just call the hotel and advise they are with the LEO AWARDS to receive this rate. 

Suites and the Fairmont Gold are also available at special rates should a guest wish some options.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - 900 West Georgia Street

contact :
toll free: 1.866.540.4452


phone: 604.684.3131
fax: 604.662.1929
email: [email protected]
website: external linkwww.fairmont.com/hotelvancouver




Friday May 20th 2011 Vancouver
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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR LEO AWARDS 2011!

 

Leo on white  

Tickets are now available for purchase for the 2011 Leo Awards Gala and Celebration Awards Ceremonies. This year, the Leo Awards have moved to an online ticketing system which will facilitate the ordering process.

June 11 — Gala Awards Ceremony
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - 900 West Georgia Street

June 8 — Celebration Awards Ceremony
Club 560 - 560 Seymour Street

We look forward to seeing you at the Leo Awards!

     

CELEBRATION AWARDS CEREMONY GETS A NEW LOOK

The community has spoken and we have listened. For 2011, the Celebration Awards Ceremony gets a change in format.

The community said: make the Celebration event more casual, perhaps more of a party atmosphere.

They said make it more of an occasion for the technical players, and above all, make it less expensive. OK, so we have. The Celebration Awards Ceremony takes place this year at Club 560, where partying is de rigueur.

Produced reception-style where you're invited to come-as-you-are, the Celebration Awards Ceremony is sure to put a skip in your step.

  Leo
     
Trophy Models  

THE RETURN OF THE LARGEST RED CARPET IN WESTERN CANADA!

Western Canada's largest Red Carpet returns at the Leo Awards Gala Awards Ceremony on June 11.

Staged on Georgia Street in front of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the 2011 edition of the Red Carpet is sure to garner extra attention and generate buzz-worthy coverage from media and passers-by alike. Watch for more information coming soon.




Monday May 9th 2011 Vancouver
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2011 NOMINEES ARE ANNOUNCED!

 

Leo on white  

Congratulations 2011 Leo Awards nominees! And thanks to all the entrants who collectively make the Leo Awards a true celebration of artistic excellence in British Columbia film and television.

Kudos go to the nominees, and to the jurors who have taken considerable time, effort and energy to ensure the integrity of the Leo Awards' entry and adjudication process.

Leo Awards will be presented on the following dates:

Celebration Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Club 560, 560 Seymour St.

Gala Awards Ceremony
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver,
900 West Georgia St.

Tickets to the 2011 Leo Awards will be available shortly. A notification will be sent to you at that time.





Wednesday April 20th 2011 Vancouver
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NEW DATES FOR LEO AWARDS —
AVOIDS VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND


Did you know May 21 falls on a long weekend? Yeah, that kind of concerned us too.

So after some comments (and persuasion, OK) from the smart folks in the film and television industry (and with some luck and great cooperation from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Club 560), we've moved the dates of the Leo Awards 2011:

Saturday, June 11 — Gala Awards Ceremony, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Wednesday, June 8 — Celebration Awards Ceremony, Club 560


Please mark your calendars with these new dates!





Wednesday April 20th 2011 Vancouver
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NOMINEES, YOU ASK?

At the Leo Awards, we have now completed the adjudication process for the 2011 Leo Awards. We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all the jurors who have committed their time, energy, and brain matter in helping us arrive at our roster of nominees. We'd also like to thank the companies (Post Modern Sound, Finalé Editworks and DHX Media) who generously donated their meeting rooms where many of our juries were held, along with the many living rooms where individual jurors screened the materials.

Ballots are now in the hands of Ernst & Young, Chartered Accountants, who are are providing the tabulation services to arrive at the list of 2011 Leo Awards nominees.

All we can tell you is stay tuned for the announcement. After all, it's tax time, but we've been reassured that the ballots will receive top priority. Having said that, it's tax time...





Wednesday March 23rd 2011 Vancouver
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NOTED VANCOUVER FILM WRITER, IAN CADDELL, BATTLES CANCER

IanCaddel  

Peers rally to support Ian Caddell in time of need. March 8, 2011 [Vancouver BC]: After a long month in the hospital, a period that included Christmas, respected film writer Ian Caddell is home again where he is recovering from the debilitating side effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatments and is kept alive by tubes for both respiration and for feeding.

 

Caddell’s battle with cancer of the larynx includes not only physical challenges, but also financial ones. These have been kept private for the most part, but now his peers call out on his behalf for help. A trust fund has been set up at Vancity Credit Union to assist single father Caddell and his four sons with the financial realities of everyday life. The Trust Fund has been set up at Vancity Credit Union (Branch 2, Account 705285). For those wishing to contribute, donations may be made at Vancity or via other inter-bank transfers.


Ian Caddell has been writing about film since the 1980s. He is the celebrity interviewer for the Georgia Straight and editor of Reel West magazine, Western Canada’s only trade magazine for the film and television industry. Caddell has written about thousands of show business personalities with notables including Steven Spielberg, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Beyoncé, Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Tupac Shakur and Meryl Streep.

Caddell’s stories about the film and television industry - for Variety, Hollywood Reporter Reel West Magazine and The Georgia Straight over the past 25 years - have arguably made an impact on an industry that firmly rooted itself in business and entertainment culture here over that period of time.

Reel West publisher, Ron Harvey, is calling for action. “Ian is such a good person. He has given time and attention to so many and has made such a strong contribution to this industry. I am hoping that those who have been supported by Ian will return the support.”

With Caddell unable to speak, due to the necessary Tracheotomy that enabled him to breathe past the tumour in his throat, nor to write due to lack of energy from his recovery, the family’s every day expenses are mounting. (Fortunately, Caddell is receiving some much-needed financial support from the Straight during this period and says he is grateful to the paper and its publisher Dan McLeod.) Stephanie Nicolls, a close family friend, urges those in the Vancouver film industry, as well as Caddell’s local readers, movie-lovers and people and families who can relate to this catastrophic situation, to give what they can.

“One of his Oncologists at the BC Cancer Agency made it clear that Ian wouldn’t be back to his ‘old self’, for at least a full year if he is lucky enough to be on the right side of the statistics,” she says. “Ian is one of the kindest, optimistic and hardest working people I know. He gives so much support to the local film industry. He co-founded the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, which he saw as yet another way to promote the industry, and is a friend to everyone he comes across. Now he is battling this beast with such grace and optimism. Not once has he asked ‘Why Me?’ I call on Ian’s friends and fans - personal and professional – on families who can help another family in dire straits, on anyone who has a heart to get involved and give what they can, whatever that amount may be.”

For more information contact: Ron Harvey at 604-451-7335 or [email protected] or John Nicolls at 604-683-7454 or [email protected]





Monday March 21st 2011 Vancouver -

LEO AWARDS RECEIVE 682 ELIGIBLE ENTRIES FOR 2011!



Following the close of the 2011 Call for Entries, the Leo Awards have received a total of 682 eligible entries comprised of 121 program and 561 craft entries. "Despite our late start, we're really pleased with the response to the 2011 Leo Awards," said Walter Daroshin, Leo Awards president. Peer adjudication of the select categories has already begun with am eminent roster of continuing jurors. Look for the announcement of Leo Awards 2011 nominees in mid-late April!





Friday March 18th 2011 Vancouver

The LEO AWARDS are now conducting a CALL FOR JURORS to assist in the adjudication of entry submissions for 2011.

This CALL FOR JURORS is made to individuals working in the British Columbia film and television industry. Selection of jurors is subject to the approval of the LEO AWARDS.


pdf Click here for a call for a CALL FOR JURORS application

 

 

 




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