UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS IN VANCOUVER 2012: AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Vancouver – November 24, 2012 – The Union of BC Performers is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 UBCP/ACTRA Awards in Vancouver:
UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Actress
Camille Sullivan, Sisters & Brothers; UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Actor
Stephen Lobo, Afghan Luke; UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Newcomer Kacey Rohl, Sisters & Brothers;
UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Voice Andrea Libman, My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic; UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Stunt Phil Mitchell, True Justice – Urban Warfare
The John Juliani Award of Excellence was presented to Melissa Stubbs and the Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award was presented to Carol Whiteman.
“This is the inaugural year for the UBCP/ACTRA Awards and we are thrilled by the support throughout the community” said Alvin Sanders, President of UBCP/ACTRA. “British Columbia has long been recognized within the industry for developing some of the most talented performers in the world. Tonight we took the time to recognize them. All of the 29 nominees gave stellar performances and should be incredibly proud of their work. We are thrilled to share in their success. Congratulations and well done.”
The Awards Gala evening was hosted by Ellie Harvie and produced by Jay Ono of Vancouver Theatre Sports. Stars such as Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers, Arctic Air), Ian Tracey (Rogue, Sanctuary), Brian Markinson (Charlie Wilson’s War), Carmen Moore (Arctic Air), Pascale Hutton (Arctic Air), Brendan Fletcher (Tideland), and Jodelle Ferland (Tideland), were on hand to celebrate this special occasion and to raise a glass to their peers.
The awards show was presented by UBCP at the CBC Studios in Vancouver on November 24, 2012 and was attended by over 370 industry professionals including UBCP members, press and politicians.
Sponsors of the awards show included Casting Workbook, Actra Fraternal Benefits Society, ACTRA National, Performer’s Rights Society and Canadian Media Production Association.
The UBCP/ACTRA Awards statuette is by sculptor Adrienne Alison.
The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 22,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.
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For more information: Alison Stewart, Communications Officer,
604.689.0727 ext. 2251