INSIGHT PRODUCTIONS HONOURED WITH 24 CSA NOMINATIONS


The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced yesterday that Insight Productions has received an impressive 24 award nominations for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. This includes five nominations in the best program or series and special categories for The Amazing Race Canada; Big Brother Canada; Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast; The JUNO Awards 2017; and Top Chef Canada. “Barb and I want to congratulate our exceptionally talented team on these 24 nominations,” said John Brunton, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Insight Productions. “From our producers to editors, cast, our directors to our back office, the entire Insight team works tirelessly to produce among the most creative and most watched programming in the country – and this acknowledgement from the Academy is so richly deserved. We’d also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our broadcast and production partners for their continued support and collaboration and to congratulate our colleagues across the industry on their nominations.” COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINATIONS: THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (7 nominations): 1. Best Reality/Competition Program or Series Nominees: John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin, Robyn Bigue, Ann Camilleri, Guy Clarkson, Steff Millman, Catherine Petersen 2. Best Direction, Reality/Competition Nominee: Rob Brunner 3. Best Photography, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Can I See Your Kuna? Nominee: Ryan Shaw 4. Best Picture Editing, Reality/Competition Finale Nominees: Al Manson, Jonathan Dowler, Clare Elson, John Niedzielski, Jay Prychidny, Jordan Wood, Michael Tersigni 5. Best Picture Editing, Reality/Competition Who Wants To Be The Python? Nominees: Michael Tersigni, Jonathan Dowler, Cynthia Flengeris, Clare Elson, David Yenovkian, Wesley Finucan 6. Best Writing, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Can I See Your Kuna? Nominees: Mark Lysakowski, Rob Brunner, Matthew Hanson 7. Best Writing, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition We Just Saw Johnny Mustard Nominees: Mark Lysakowski, Jennifer Pratt, Rob Brunner TOP CHEF CANADA (6 nominations): 1. Best Reality / Competition Program or Series Nominees: John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Eric Abboud, Cliff Dempster, Jennifer Pratt, Erica Lenczner 2. Best Direction, Reality/Competition Nominee: Rob Brunner 3. Best Photography, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Lock It Up! It’s The Finale Nominee: Ryan Shaw, Alex Nadon 4. Best Picture Editing, Reality/Competition Lock It Up! It’s The Finale Nominees: Al Manson, Jonathan Dowler, Baun Mah, Kyle Martin, Mike Scott, Andrew Gurney 5. Best Production Design or Art Direction, Non-Fiction All-Stars Assemble Nominees: Peter Faragher, Kevin Halliday 6. Best Writing, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition All-Stars Assemble Nominees: Eric Abboud, Jessica Capobianco BIG BROTHER CANADA (3 nominations): 1. Best Reality / Competition Program or Series Nominees: John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Erin Brock, Sue Brophey, Eric Abboud, Trevor Boris, Brett Morris, Liam Colle, Lara Shaw 2. Best Picture Editing, Reality/Competition Premiere Nominees: Ryan Monteith, Jordan Wood, Al Manson, Seth Poulin, Michael Tersigni, Jonathan Dowler, Baun Mah, Cynthia Flengeris, Elianna Voskakis, Jon White, Angela Young, Owin Lambeck, Andrew Gurney, Wesley Finucan 3. Best Production Design or Art Direction, Non-Fiction Finale Nominees: Peter Faragher, Kevin Halliday, Aaron Scholl, Andy Roskaft THE JUNO AWARDS 2017 (4 nominations): 1. Best Live Entertainment Special Nominees: John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Randy Lennox, Allan Reid, Mark Cohon, Lindsay Cox, Pam De Montmorency, Tracy Galvin, Kristeen Von Hagen, Luciano Casimiri, Mark Vreeken, Howard Baggley, Simon Bowers, Doug McClement, Alex Nadon 2. Best Direction, Variety or Sketch Comedy Nominee: David Russell 3. Best Writing, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Nominees: Kim Clarke Champniss, Jean Paul 4. Best Host in a Live Program or Series Nominees: Bryan Adams, Russell Peters CANADA DAY 150! FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST (3 nominations): 1. Best Live Entertainment Special Nominees: John Brunton, Lindsay Cox, Pam De Montmorency, Tracy Galvin, Alex Nadon, Mark Vreeken, Doug McClement, Kim Clarke Champniss, Gerald Lunz, John Marshall, Rick Currie, Greg Eckler 2. Best Direction, Lifestyle or Information Nominee: David Russell 3. Best Host in a Live Program or Series Nominee: Rick Mercer CANADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE - COUNTDOWN to 2017 (1 nomination): 1. Best Host in a Live Program or Series Nominee: Rick Mercer About Insight Production Company, Ltd. Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer. Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted. The Amazing Race Canada – the most watched Canadian show on record – Big Brother Canada, The JUNO Awards 2017, Top Chef Canada, Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast, and Canada’s New Year’s Eve - Countdown to 2017 were collectively nominated for 24 Canadian Screen Awards in 2018. Other productions include Intervention, Ready Or Not, Falcon Beach, Hatching, Matching & Dispatching, A Fury Christmas, and Canadian Idol. In 2017, Insight produced The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, a live concert special watched by one in three Canadians. Insight’s showrunners include Erin Brock, Lindsay Cox, and Mark Lysakowski. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content.

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