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THE INAUGURAL CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS WILL SHOWCASE CANADA'S BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST STARS ON MARCH 3RD ON CBC TELEVISION

Arrivals pre-show hosted by comedian Shaun Majumder


CBC Television and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (Academy) are pleased to announce a stellar line-up of Canadian presenters and special guests at the all-new CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS. Hosted by Canadian comedy legend, Martin Short, the CBC LIVE Broadcast Gala will honour this year's biggest achievements in Canadian film and television. Tune in to CBC-TV on Sunday, March 3rd at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) for a star-studded evening and the exciting red carpet gala of the inaugural CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS.

An array of special guests presenting at the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS include Jay Baruchel (Goon), Kim Coates (Goon), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint), James Cromwell (Still Mine), Arlene Dickinson (Dragons' Den), Erica Durance (Saving Hope), Marc-AndrĂ© Grondin (Goon), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), Catherine O'Hara (Frankenweenie), Brad Smith (The Bachelor Canada) and Meg Tilly (Bomb Girls).  Additional presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

The excitement begins at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) with the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS arrivals show on CBC Television, hosted by the ever popular and funny Shaun Majumder, This Hour Has 22 Minutes regular and host of the new Majumder Manor on W Network. Bringing his trademark sense of humour to the festivities, Majumder will mix and mingle with the nation's finest in film and television on the red carpet. The fun-filled half-hour will take Canadians on a whirlwind, all-access tour, as Canada's stars of stage and screen make their way into the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for the live broadcast of the first-ever CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS.

Check out CBC Live to see all the stars, the glamour and the fashion right on the red carpet.  CBC News Network Entertainment Reporter, Eli Glasner and Mr. D star Naomi Snieckus will co-host the CBC Live red carpet show at cbc.ca/live from 4:30p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Joining them on the red carpet will be CBC Live's Jamey Ordolis, who will lead the social media conversation on Twitter via @CBCLive and @Academy_NET usingthe hashtag #CdnScreenAwards. 

For a full list of CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS nominees, please visit www.academy.ca. For additional images of presenters, please visit the CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre.

Share this announcement on Facebook: Shaun Majumder hosts this years' arrivals at the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS March 3 at 8 PM (8:30 NT) on CBC Television. An array of special guests presenting at the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS include Jay Baruchel (Goon), Kim Coates (Goon), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint), James Cromwell (Still Mine), Arlene Dickinson (Dragons' Den), Erica Durance (Saving Hope), Marc-AndrĂ© Grondin (Goon), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), Catherine O'Hara (Frankenweenie), Brad Smith (The Bachelor Canada) and Meg Tilly (Bomb Girls).  Read more: cbc.ca/mediacentre.

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For more information, please contact: 

CBC
Renee Weekes
Senior Publicist, CBC
416-205-2053 (office) / 416-729-7945 (cell)

VKPR
Virginia Kelly 
416.466.9799 

academy.ca | @academy_net |  #CdnScreenAwards 

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus five languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.

About the Academy
Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries. 

About the Canadian Screen Awards
The Academy's Canadian Screen Awards is the new annual awards show to celebrate the best in film, television and digital media. Canada's king of comedy, Martin Short, will host the inaugural 2-Hour Live Broadcast Gala Sunday March 3, 2013 @ 8pm (8:30 N.T) on CBC.

About CBC's New In-House Publicity Team
CBC's new team of in-house publicists are delivering a comprehensive publicity service for all CBC programming and events.  For a complete list of publicity contacts and for more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the new CBC Media Centre at cbc.ca/mediacentre.



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