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White Pine wins Canwest prize at TDF

White Pine Pictures took the Canwest award for best Canadian pitch at the Toronto Documentary Forum, Thursday. The award comes with a CDN$40,000 cash prize. The winning project, The Team was pitched by Peter Raymont (Shake Hand with the Devil) and is directed by Patrick Reed (Triage: Dr. James Orbiniski's Humanitarian Dilemma). The doc will follow the making of a TV soap opera in Kenya meant to reduce tribal tensions by featuring a soccer team overcoming their ethnic differences.
May 8, 2009

White Pine Pictures took the Canwest award for best Canadian pitch at the Toronto Documentary Forum, Thursday. The award comes with a CDN$40,000 cash prize. The winning project, The Team was pitched by Peter Raymont (Shake Hands with the Devil) and is directed by Patrick Reed (Triage: Dr. James Orbiniski’s Humanitarian Dilemma). The doc will follow the making of a TV soap opera in Kenya meant to reduce tribal tensions by featuring a soccer team overcoming their ethnic differences.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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