Insight Productions’ 35th Anniversary honoured with Academy Icon Award
Insight Production Company Ltd. is honoured to win the newly minted Academy Icon Award on its 35th anniversary, it was announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Academy Icon Award is an Academy Special Award presented by the Academy Board of Directors to mark important achievements in Canada’s screen industry.
nsight Productions, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, is one of Canada’s foremost production companies and an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of television programs in every genre. Recognized internationally and with the hardware to back it up, Insight has the big shows, the big stars and the big ideas that make it dynamic year after year. Insight produced the most-watched Canadian show on record, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and the most-watched reality program across all specialty channels with BIG BROTHER CANADA. In 2013, Insight was named Producer of the Year by Playback Magazine.
Insight is widely known for its fresh approach to formats (THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and BIG BROTHER CANADA, among others); inventive original formats (BATTLE OF THE BLADES; CANADA SINGS); exuberant celebrations of Canadian talent (CANADA’S WALK OF FAME; THE JUNO AWARDS); ground breaking feature documentaries (HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD); buzzed about comedy (JOKE OR CHOKE; BUT I’M CHRIS JERICHO; THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW; A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS); highly rated specials (KURT BROWNING: YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS; SCOTT HAMILTON: UPSIDE DOWN; TARA LIPINSKI: FROM THIS MOMENT); and critically acclaimed scripted series (READY OR NOT; FALCON BEACH). The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television entertainment that is broadcast over major television networks worldwide and online.