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Grads and professor take home Canadian Screen Awards

Seneca has great reason to be proud as two graduates and a faculty member have been named recipients of a 2016 Canadian Screen Award (CSA).

The awards were presented at a series of week-long events. This year’s winners are:

  • Engin Aslan, Visual Effects for Film and Television (VFT) professor and graduate: Engin received the CSA for Best Visual Effects for his post-production lighting work on Vikings — To The Gates! He currently teaches Python programming for the College’s VFX program and has worked on a number of other television projects and films including the 2014 action adventure film, Pompeii.

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  • Michael Nunan, Broadcasting — Television professor and Senior Manager, Broadcast Audio Operations at Bell Media: Michael was presented with a special Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards for his groundbreaking work the Much Music Video Awards. Working with the award show’s supervising audio engineer, Michael was responsible for an all-digital router-based audio system created specifically for large-scale live broadcasts. The flexible system raised the quality of audio well above previous standards and has been adopted for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2015 Pan Am Games, the American MTV Awards and the Olympic Broadcasting Service in Europe.

Sarah Givens

  • Andi Petrillo, Journalism graduate and CBC Sports Broadcaster: Andi received the the Canadian Screen Award for Best Host in a Sports Program or Series for her work on Pan Am Afternoon, CBC-TV’s  program on the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. She is the first woman to host a daily sports radio talk show and was also the first woman to be part of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada studio team when she joined the show in 2011.

Sarah Givens

A chance for the Canadian entertainment industry to celebrate homegrown talent, the CSA’s honour Canadian productions and talent who excel in front of the camera and behind the scene in film, television and digital media.