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NFB’s ‘Tiger Spirit’, CBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’ nab Geminis

The Gemini Awards, which honor the best in Canadian television, awarded The National Film Board of Canada's Ontario Centre coproduction Tiger Spirit with the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program. The doc ponders the question of how the two Koreas will be put back together, and offers a portrait of families affected by the division that began during the Korean War in the 1950s. It was produced by Storyline Entertainment and the NFB. In an earlier award reception, the Rezolution Pictures/NFB copro Club Native scored the Canada Award and the Gemini for Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series, while The Wild Horse Redemption (Point Grey Pictures/CBC/NFB) won for musical score and photography in a documentary program or series.
November 16, 2009

The Gemini Awards, which honor the best in Canadian television, awarded The National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Centre coproduction Tiger Spirit with the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program. The doc ponders the question of how the two Koreas will be put back together, and offers a portrait of families affected by the division that began during the Korean War in the 1950s. It was produced by Storyline Entertainment and the NFB. In an earlier award reception, the Rezolution Pictures/NFB copro Club Native scored the Canada Award and the Gemini for Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series, while The Wild Horse Redemption (Point Grey Pictures/CBC/NFB) won for musical score and photography in a documentary program or series. In other Gemini news, CBC reality show Dragon’s Den picked up the honor for Best Reality Program or Series, while Leah Miller picked up the Gemini for Best Host in a Variety Show or Program for So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

About The Author
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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