From a media release:
JASON PRIESTLEY WINS BEST ACTOR AWARD
E1 Entertainment is proud to announce that Jason Priestley was named Best Actor in a Television Series at the Roma Fiction Festival. Priestley was honored for his role as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Richard FitzpatrickÃ¢â‚¬Â in the dark comedy Call Me Fitz and was in Rome to accept the award on July 10th.
The Roma Fiction Festival is a prestigious international Television Festival dedicated entirely to the vast world of TV fiction. The awards jury panel is comprised of five members from the international media industry, and is presided over by CSI: NY’s A.J. Buckley.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jason created a character that you loved to hate, but through humor you fell in love with him,Ã¢â‚¬Â stated Buckley. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everyone was blown away by his vulnerable yet brave performance. His character as Fitz is a departure from anything you’ve ever seen of him. An absolute fearless performance.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Call Me Fitz is a no-holds-barred comedy about a morally bankrupt used car salesman who will do anything and anyone to sell his used cars. Fitz is forced to go into business with his conscience when a near death experience coincides with the arrival of Larry, a do-gooder with a heart of gold bent on helping Fitz change his ways.