Andrew Cividino Nominated for BEST DIRECTION, COMEDY in the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards by Karen Harnisch

Andrew Cividino was nominated under the Best Direction, Comedy category at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards for his work in SCHITT’S CREEK.

Schitt’s Creek – Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose
(Not A Real Company Productions, Inc.)
Daniel Levy, Andrew Cividino


Andrew Cividino Co-Directed SCHITT'S CREEK Holiday Special by Karen Harnisch

Fans of Schitt's Creek have been waiting for a holiday special ever since Dan Levy teased one on Instagram this past April, and now he's finally ready to deliver his gift, Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose.

Levy, who serves as an executive producer of the series and stars as David, also wrote the holiday episode and co-directed it with Andrew Cividino.


Karen Harnisch - Jury Member of the Telefilm Talent to Watch Program by Karen Harnisch

Karen Harnisch was part of the five-member jury that selected the English-language project for the Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch program (formerly the Micro-Budget Production program).

”Forty-five projects will be developed under Talent to Watch’s first edition, all from rookie feature filmmakers…Of the 45 projects selected, 20 come from Ontario, 11 from Quebec, five from British Columbia, three from Nova Scotia, two from Manitoba and one each from Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Yukon. Twenty-one have female directors attached, achieving 47 per cent gender parity.”


Karen Harnisch Selected for Producer's Spotlight at EFM by Karen Harnisch

Film Forge Cofounder Karen Harnisch will represent the company at this year's European Film Market at Berlinale. Harnisch is one of ten producers selected by Telefilm Canada to showcase at the Canadian Producers Spotlight. 

EFM will take place this year on February 15th -23rd. See the full list for EFM here

Canadian Film Industry is Narrowing the Gender Gap by Karen Harnisch

Funding agency Telefilm says 44 per cent of projects in the pipeline have female directors attached, but greater diversity across the board is still a big issue

Sleeping Giant producer Karen Harnisch chalks up the increase in female-driven submissions to Telefilm’s incentive.

“In a competitive process, if you know that a woman director will give you a greater chance at getting financing, you will go out there and find a woman director,” she says.