The WAVE Awards were presented today (Sunday, March 17, 2013) at Le Bistro during Women Making Waves, the third annual Women in Film and Television-Atlantic conference.
The awards recognize the “significant impact, extensive reach, and high-quality contribution to the Atlantic Canadian screen industry.”
“These three women are a terrific example of how women impact the field in diverse ways,” said Anita Reilly McGee, co-chair with Andrea Levesque of Women Making Waves 2013. “The Wave Awards are unique in that there are no categories – we are saluting women for their talents, their achievements, and their support of the industry.”
About the winners:
- Lisa Rose Snow is an emerging actor, writer, and producer in Halifax. Her Forerunners Playwrights’ Theatre has premiered many Canadian plays; she has appeared on screen in Seed, Call Me Fitz, All The Wrong Reasons and Everyone’s Famous; and she will soon be directing her screenplay, Two Penny Road Kill, under AFCOOP’s Film 5 program. A creator of Organic Water Productions, Lisa recently shadow-directed Thom Fitzgerald on Forgive Me, his new TV show. Follow her at twitter.com/lisarosesnow
- Louise Lalonde’s experience in film production ranges from craft services to directing, but screenwriting is her passion – she currently has five feature-length scripts in development. The PEI resident is well known for her five-day intensive screenwriting workshop, Screenwriters’ Bootcamp, which is funded by various organizations and provided free to participants. Louise’s work is witnessed in the many filmmakers she has nurtured who are bringing their work to Canada and the world.
- Angie Kokic is a key component of many productions throughout Halifax, bringing with her boundless energy, a positive attitude and many resources. Her accounting expertise is valued by those working their way through the labyrinth of the Canadian film finance system. Based in Halifax, Angie’s industry contacts include producers, financing agencies, unions, suppliers, banks and crew – and her creative support goes way beyond the confines of a spreadsheet.
“This is incredible,” Snow told a packed house at the WAVE Awards brunch at Le Bistro in Halifax on Sunday. “It’s amazing to live in a place where there is so much support and so much help from the women – and men – in the field.”
“I work with terrific people. It’s a pleasure to go to work every day,” Kokic added.
Lalonde said that despite the industry’s challenges, it’s wonderful to “get to be part of a group like this – who are inspiring, passionate, and just keep going – and accolades!”
Thanks to all who attended our wonderful brunch and awards event during our third Women Making Waves conference! And again, a big cheer and thank you to our winners.
Photo credit: Charlotte McClure