Writers Guild of Canada awards Showrunner of the year to Mark McKinney
Mark McKinney receives Writers Guild of Canada award
By Debra Yeo at Toronto Star
… Kid in the Hall Mark McKinney received a special award from the Writers Guild of Canada on Monday night.
McKinney received the WGC Showrunner Award for his “exceptional leadership (and) unique creative vision” on series such as Slings & Arrows and Less Than Kind.
Other winners of 2012 WGC Screenwriting Awards included: Larry Bambrick in the TV Drama category for Flashpoint; Craig David Wallace, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, for TV Comedy; Bruce M. Smith, John A: Birth of a Country, Movies and Miniseries; Gary Marcuse, Waking the Green Tiger, A Green Movement Rises in China, Documentary; Alice Prodanou, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, Children and Youth; Darrin Rose, Scaredy Squirrel, Animation; Patrick Tarr, Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs, in the Short and Web Series category.
The Alex Barris Mentorship Award went to Barbara Samuel (North of 60, Black Harbour) for supporting emerging writers. And Charles (Chuck) Lazer, one of the founding forces of the Writers Guild, won the Writers Block Award for his service to screenwriters in Canada.
So proud of Mark! Congratulations!