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Studio B Abounds With Awards

Vancouver-based Studio B Productions hit a triple treat of industry honors from the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), the Leo Awards and the Alliance for Children and Television's (ACT) Awards for Excellence.

Studio B received an award from the WGC for its original series YVON OF THE YUKON on April 14, 2003. The second season episode, "The Trouble with Mammoths," written by Dennis Heaton, won a Top Ten Award from the WGC, which honors the 10 best Canadian screenplays in the country.

Two of Studio B's original series have been nominated for ACT 2003 Awards of Excellence. YVON OF THE YUKON, which airs on YTV, and WHAT ABOUT MIMI?, which airs on TELETOON, earned noms in the ages 9 to 14 category sponsored by the National Film Board of Canada. The awards, honoring Canada's top English-language children's programs, will be announced at a gala event in Toronto on June 2, 2003.

Studio B also has six Leo award nominations. The LEO AWARDS were established in 1998 to celebrate excellence in British Columbia film and television and are a project of the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia. The LEO AWARDS 2003 Celebration and Gala Awards Ceremonies take place May 9 & 10 at the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina in Vancouver. Animation nominations from Studio B include:

Best ProgramWHAT ABOUT MIMI?Producers: Jamie Turner, Blair Peters, Chris Bartleman

Direction/StoryboardingJosh MephamWHAT ABOUT MIMI? - Block Party

Overall SoundDick & Rogers Sound StudioD'MYNA LEAGUES - Aluminum Café

Tom HarrisSOMETHING ELSE - Berry High

Best Screenwriter in a Youth or Children's Program or SeriesAlan LevinD'MYNA LEAGUES - A Starling Is Born

Best Musical ScoreMichael Richard PlowmanD'MYNA LEAGUES - The Tribe Has Spoken

Founded 15 years ago, Studio B Productions is an award-winning animation production studio that employs more than 100 of Canada's top artists, writers and producers. For more information check out www.studiobproductions.com.

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