Jun 2011 08

Sweet Tarts Finalist at 2011 Banff World Media Festival

Posted in Awards, Film Festival, news

8 June 2011 – Sweet Tarts Takeaway, a comic web series produced in Ottawa, has been selected by an international jury to be a finalist in the Entertainment Category of the Pilots Competition at the Banff World Media Festival (BWMF), to be held June 12-15, 2011.

BWMF is the world’s largest global development and production marketplace, and has been attracting international producers of television/media content to Banff since 1979.

The BANFF International Pilots Competition gives producers an opportunity to get their project in front of industry executives. Entered pilots are judged by juries composed of leading broadcast and production executives from around the world.

“I am so excited to have been chosen to compete at Banff,” says Bonnie Robinson, the creator and producer of Sweet Tarts Takeaway. “Just becoming a finalist is a huge boost to the Ottawa Arts scene, since everyone involved in the project, from cast to crew to musicians, is a resident of the Ottawa-Gatineau area.”

Robinson, accompanied by Ottawa actor Jerome Bourgault (who plays Dan in the series), will attend the Pilots Competition ceremony in Banff on Monday, June 13. “I am looking forward to the competition, and to exposing Sweet Tarts Takeaway to a larger international audience,” says Robinson. “It looks like we are the only comedy in the Entertainment Category, which includes game shows and reality TV programming. This is phenomenal exposure for our show. “

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