Project Runway Canada taking applications

From a media release:

Canwest Broadcasting announced today the official kick-off to the nationwide search for the country’s next big fashion designer as the all-new season of Project Runway Canada makes its Global Television debut in January 2009.

Starting TODAY, Monday, May 12 – 8am ET, all fashion designer hopefuls can go direct to to download the official application form. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, June 20 – 6:00PM ET.

“Following the great viewer response to Project Runway Canada on SliceTM last year, we’re extremely excited to premiere the all-new season to an even broader audience on Global. This Canadian Original series is a natural fit across both networks and offers a prime opportunity to utilize our newly formed broadcast synergies,” said Karen Gelbart, SVP, Lifestyle Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “We’re also looking forward to collaborating once again with the talented creatives at Insight Productions on this highly anticipated season.”

Produced expressly for Global Television and SliceTM by Insight Productions, Project Runway Canada will premiere new episodes on Global followed by an encore presentation on SliceTM.

“Project Runway Canada is an incredible launching pad for talent as proven by the success of our Canadian designers from season one,” says John Brunton, Executive Producer. “We can’t wait to shine this bright spotlight on an amazing crop of new fashion designers and see what brilliant creations will strut down the runway this year.”

Fans can stay tuned to Global Television and for all up-to-the-minute information.