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Ron Mann receives Ontario’s honors

The 2009 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, which acknowledges the contribution of artists and arts organizations to Ontario's culture and economy, has feted Ron Mann with the Individual Artist award. Mann, best known for docs Comic Book Confidential, Tales of Rat Fink and most recently Know Your Mushrooms, was given the chance to select the winner of the
June 26, 2009

The 2009 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, which acknowledges the contribution of artists and arts organizations to Ontario’s culture and economy, has feted Ron Mann with the Individual Artist award. Mann, best known for docs Comic Book Confidential, Tales of Rat Fink and most recently Know Your Mushrooms, was given the chance to select the winner of the Emerging Artist prize winner, which he presented to Charles Officer. Officer is currently working on a Harry Jerome doc for the NFB.

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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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