Bell Media Partners with the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television as Lead Partner for the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

Bell Media Partners with the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television as Lead 
Partner for the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards 
- Six-figure sponsorship includes naming rights for Best Direction in a 
Dramatic Program or Mini-Series and Best Comedy Program or Series Awards - 
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TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Media announced today its designation as 
an official lead partner of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's 
inaugural Canadian Screen Awards. Canadian Screen Week, the annual celebration 
of excellence in Canadian film, television, and digital media productions, 
begins in Toronto on February 27 and culminates in a televised award broadcast 
on March 3, 2013. Nominations will be announced tomorrow. 
The comprehensive partnership, amounting to an investment of at least 
$115,000, includes naming rights for the awards for Best Direction in a 
Dramatic Program or Mini-Series and Best Comedy Program or Series, and also 
includes a range of brand and marketing activations throughout the Canadian 
Screen Week celebrations. 
Bell Media takes on naming honours for the Best Comedy Program or Series Award 
category, reflecting the company's long-standing support for independent 
Canadian production. As well, bravoFACT, Canada's largest funder of short-form 
projects, is slated to sponsor the bravoFACT Award for Best Direction in a 
Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, complementing the program's commitment to 
developing contemporary dramatic works for television from emerging Canadian 
talent. 
"We're thrilled to sponsor the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards, which 
spotlights outstanding achievements in Canadian film, television, and digital 
media and proudly puts homegrown productions front-and-centre," said Kevin 
Crull, President, Bell Media. "As a company, Bell Media is deeply committed to 
the production and promotion of Canadian content. We are proud to be a part of 
this showcase that applauds the incredible talent, creativity, and innovation 
of Canada's media industries." 
"We are very grateful for the Bell Media support which comes at a critical 
juncture in the Academy's history," said Martin Katz, Chair of the Academy of 
Canadian Cinema and Television. "Bell Media has now become a key partner in 
our endeavour to promote and celebrate our Canadian talent and screen-based 
productions. We are buoyed by this continuing wave of support from all across 
the industry." 
About Bell Media
Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in 
television, radio and digital. With passion and an unrelenting commitment to 
excellence, Bell Media entertains, informs and inspires Canadians. Bell Media 
owns 28 conventional stations, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, 
and owns and operates 30 specialty channels, including TSN, Canada's #1 
specialty channel, and RDS, Canada's #1 French-language specialty channel. 
Bell Media also owns 33 radio stations, dozens of websites including the 
TheLoop.ca by Sympatico, and Dome Productions Inc.Bell Media is owned by BCE 
Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on 
Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. 
About bravoFACT
Bell Media's bravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) supports and 
fosters independent Canadian producers by providing funding to create 
contemporary dramatic works for television. Founded in 1995,bravoFACT has 
distributed tens of millions of dollars in grants to Canadians for the 
production of short-form projects, leading to many industry awards throughout 
the world. bravoFACT is a division of Bell Media, Canada's largest 
communications company.For more information visit www.bravofact.com. 
About the Academy
Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a 
national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, 
recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, 
television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, 
the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries. 
About the Canadian Screen Awards
The Academy's Canadian Screen Awards is the new annual awards show to 
celebrate the best in film, television and digital media. Canada's king of 
comedy, Martin Short, will host the inaugural two-hour live broadcast gala on 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8 p.m. (8:30 N.T) on CBC. 
Matthew Garrow, Bell Media, 416.384.5258, ormatthew.garrow@bellmedia.ca 
Suzan Ayscough, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, 416.366.2227  x231 
orsayscough@academy.ca 
SOURCE: Bell Media 
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