Stephen J. Cannell Classic Getting Tee’d Up For June 23rd
For over 25 years the BC Motion Picture Industry has come together for a day of camaraderie and philanthropy. Join us on Monday June 23rd, 2014 for the MPPIA Stephen J Cannell Classic, at Point Grey Golf and Country Club.
Stephen J Cannell was a visionary who truly understood the value of BC’s motion picture production community and its importance to BC’s vibrant creative economy. He also had a love of golf and giving back!
In the spirit of that tradition, this year we are helping kids at risk dream big AND emerging filmmakers build careers. Here are our beneficiaries for 2014:
Dream Big Productions :
Since 1997, Templeton Secondary’s Film and Television program has attracted a diverse group of students, especially youth at risk, with a program that provides life skills, a sense of community, and technical training to enable them to be “work ready” for employment in the film industry. Award winning Dream Big Productions has set that bar for excellence, having helped many graduates launch rewarding careers in the entertainment industry. Most importantly, it has kept marginalized youth engaged in school and off the streets.
The MPPIA Short Film Award is a collaborative industry building award that in its seven year history has helped BC’s emerging filmmakers take their careers to new levels. With additional funds and support from Creative BC, the Whistler Film Festival and the generosity of the British Columbia production community, this award has successfully created new industry opportunities for BC’s next generation of talent.
You won’t want to miss this year’s edition of the Stephen J. Cannell Classic. Back on board this year to keep it memorable, we are delighted to welcome once again as MC – the inimitable Fred Lee!
Fred Lee’s fabulous sense of humour and unique style makes him our ‘Man-About-Town.’ The Social Butterfly steps out with Rick Cluff every Monday morning on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition to share all Vanhattan’s A-list happenings, red carpet parties, must-attend galas and fabulous fundraisers. Fred’s weekly social column ‘Fred UnLEEshed’ appears in the Vancouver Courier every Friday and his Province Newspaper’s Social Network appears Sunday. Not least among his talents is Fred’s ability to inspire community citizenship and laughter at the same time, making him the perfect ambassador for our charitable fundraising event.