October 31, 2006

EVENTS: A first for Média-Jeunes! (CANADA)

For Immediate Release


A first for Média-Jeunes!


Montreal, October 25, 2006?To give the next generation of youth TV professionals an inside look at the Canadian industry, the Alliance for Children and Television (ACT) has teamed up with the Shaw Rocket Fund to offer animation students the chance to attend a workshop by the creators of Being Ian, winner of the 2006 Shaw Rocket Prize. This session?an ACT first?will be held during the Média-Jeunes Conference in Montreal from November 30 to December 1. Students will also be able to present their personal achievements and, who knows, maybe even land a job at Studio B Productions!

Director Josh Mepham and visual effects supervisor Mark Rocchio from Studio B in Vancouver will speak to students about the ins and outs of producing and directing their hit show Being Ian, which was awarded a $50,000 prize this spring by a national jury of students from the Royal Conservatory of Music?s Learning Through the Arts program, as part of an in-class media literacy course. The five finalists for the Shaw Rocket Prize were selected by an independent, international jury of leaders in children?s TV from the UK, US, Australia, Germany and Canada among submissions made by Canadian producers.

Students interested in signing up for the workshop should contact Sonia Provençal at info@act-aet.tv or 514-597-6809.


ACT?s Média-Jeunes Conference is the only one of its kind to bring together Canada?s creators, producers and broadcasters of children?s and youth programs, promoting exchange, training and professional development. Over 200 attendees, including a number of well-known specialists, will explore programming trends and share their views on the needs and interests of today?s young people.


Média-Jeunes 2006 is being produced with financial assistance from the Shaw Rocket Fund, Radio-Canada, the Independent Production Fund, Telefilm Canada, and Télé-Québec.



To register or have a look at what?s on the agenda for the Média-Jeunes 2006 Conference, please visit www.act-aet.tv.


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Contact: Sonia Provençal, Project and Event Coordinator, ACT

514-597-6809  info@act-aet.tv

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