marblemedia Wins Lions Gate/Maple Pictures Innovative Producer Award

A media release from Achilles Media:

Next generation content creation company marblemedia is to be the recipient of the Lions Gate/Maple Pictures Innovative Producer Award at the 28th edition of the Banff World Television Festival, which takes place June 10-13, 2007, in the Banff Fairmont Springs, in Alberta, Canada. The award recognizes the entrepreneurial excellence and achievements of an independent producer within the Canadian television industry.

Known for their internationally successful cross-platform properties including “This is Daniel Cook,” “,” and “Burnt Toast,” marblemedia was selected by a jury of three: a representative from Lions Gate/Maple Pictures; a representative from the Banff World Television Foundation, and a representative from the broadcasting/production community. The award will be presented to marblemedia’s co-founders and Partners Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, during the annual Awards Luncheon at the Banff World Television Festival on Monday, June 11. The presentation will be made by Brad Pelman, Co-President, Maple Pictures Corp.

“The award was designed with innovation as its primary goal. Mark and Matt have clearly demonstrated innovative thinking and quality relationship management throughout their careers,” noted Kevin Beggs, President, Lionsgate Television.

“The team at marblemedia has been such a vibrant, growing force in Canadian television, this award is timely in its recognition of their successes outside of Canada,” added Brad Pelman, Co-President of Maple Pictures Corp.

“Matt and I are honoured to have garnered such recognition from our peers and the Canadian television industry,” said marblemedia Partner Mark Bishop. “We are thrilled to be among the calibre of past recipients whose innovative vision was acknowledged thanks to this award.”

marblemedia is also nominated in two additional categories at the Banff World Television Awards, which will be announced during the evening’s ceremonies on Monday, June 11. “This is Emily Yeung” is amongst the nominees in the Children’s Programs category and “Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction” is nominated in the Mobile Enhancement category.

About Lions Gate

Lions Gate Entertainment is the premier diversified independent producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content. Its prestigious and prolific library of 8000+ titles is one of the largest in the industry and the biggest in indie history. The Lions Gate brand name is synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

About Maple Pictures

Maple Pictures is a new Canadian force to be reckoned with. Boasting a genre-savvy, 1500+ title library and new release slate, Maple is the second largest independent filmed entertainment distributor in Canada and is poised to lead the evolution of the industry by delivering innovative, diverse and distinctive film, television, home and family entertainment.

About marblemedia

marblemedia is a next generation content creation company dedicated to telling stories and connecting with audiences across platforms in television, web and mobile. Some of marblemedia’s notable projects include the hit preschool series This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung; hilarious comedic opera, Burnt Toast; the first television series and website in American Sign Language,; and the mobile film anthology Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction. Upcoming projects for the independent producers include Taste Buds and The Dating Guy.

About the Banff World Television Festival

Banff World Television Festival is a not-for-profit event produced by Achilles Media Ltd. Achilles Media Ltd. is an international events management company serving the television and digital media industries. The Banff World Television Festival takes place June 10–13 amid the spectacular Canadian Rockies at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta. To register for BWTVF 2007, please visit: