From the Banff World Television Festival:
- Ustinov winner McKinney still a Kid
“For Mark McKinney, this is the kind of year that could make a guy get reflective – not that he wants to. The Canadian funnyman is not only turning the big 5-0 this summer, but he will first pick up the Banff World Television Festival’s Sir Peter Ustinov Award for his career in comedy. ‘This came at a good time, because I have absolutely no time to reflect,’ McKinney quips. He’s too busy in his latest role – behind the scenes as showrunner on the Citytv half-hour Less Than Kind. Starring Jesse Camacho as 15-year-old misfit Sheldon who copes with his dysfunctional Jewish family (including Maury Chaykin as father Sam), the dark comedy wrapped season two last month in Winnipeg with prodco Buffalo Gal Pictures. It’s now posting in Toronto.” Read more.