Saturday, April 28, 2007

BC's "Stargate" Wins Big In Toronto

Brad Wright, co-creator of the BC-shot "Stargate SG-1" TV series won the 'showrunner' prize at the Writer's Guild of Canada, Canadian Screenwriting Awards, Monday night in Toronto.

Winner for "outstanding creative vision", Wright is currently scripting/producing two "Stargate" movies for MGM and developing another "Stargate" spin-off series to join "Stargate: Atlantis".

Sarah Polley also won for her adapted screenplay of "Away from Her", set for a May 4 release through Mongrel Media.

Awards for comedy and variety went to writers Brent Butt and Kevin White for the "Outside Joke" episode of CTV comedy series "Corner Gas".
Barry Stevens won best doc writing for "The Bomber's Dream".

John W. Doyle and Lisa Porter won for the WWII mini-series "Above and Beyond".

Ryan Redford won the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize for "Bone".

The awards were hosted by funnyman Gavin Crawford of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" and the "Gavin Crawford" show.