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Toronto Awards Luc Dery Inaugural Producer Award

Toronto Awards Luc Dery Inaugural Producer Award

Industry Initiatives at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) named Luc Dery as the recipient of the inaugural CFTPA Producer Award. Dery’s independent production company micro_scope produced “Congorama” by Philippe Falardeau, which is a Special Presentation at the 2006 Toronto fest. Dery receives a cash prize of $10,000 CAD from the CFTPA, and also includes $1,000 of film stock from Fujifilm Motion Picture. The announcement was made at a special industry event. Dery was chosen out of the 50 eligible producers as “someone who manifested all of the qualities, talents and characteristics which the jury had defined as critical to foster artistic, critical and box office success for Canadian films,” commented jury chair David Hamilton. [Brian Brooks]

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