Two CMG Freelance members nominated for prestigious Prix Italia

prixTwo members of CMG Freelance have been nominated for the prestigious Prix Italia radio award this year, one of them in a brand new category that is of special interest to freelancers.

Vancouver radio producer Willow Yamauchi is nominated in the Best Documentary category for Deaf Jam, a documentary about deaf musicians that was broadcast on CBC’s The Current earlier this year. Yamauchi’s documentary has also been nominated for a Jack Webster Award, a prize that honours outstanding journalism in British Columbia.

Toronto-based radio producer Veronica Simmonds is also nominated for a Prix Italia. Her piece Dr. Clock, about a horologist living in Halifax Nova Scotia, is up for an award in a brand new category called New Radio Formats.

This new category is significant for freelancers because it is open to independents. Previously, only broadcasters were eligible to nominate pieces for awards.

We wish our members the best of luck in their categories! The 67th annual Prix Italia awards ceremony takes place in Torino, Italy next Thursday, September 24th.


Posted on September 16, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: , ,

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