This $1,000 prize was presented quarterly through the NSI Online Short Film Festival. Jury comments for Kimberly-Sue Murray’s performance in She Came Knocking. She has appeared in films at many major US film festivals this year. As vice president of production she has worked with CHUM Television, CTV, Glassbox and Blue Ant Media, where she developed, managed and launched numerous national television services across Canada. Dan Jeannotte is an actor, improviser, voice artist and writer. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of the estate of the late Brian Linehan, one of Canada’s great journalists and on-air interviewers. Brian left his entire estate for the purpose of creating a star system in Canada including training, providing work opportunities and promoting young Canadians of exceptional talent. The film has since played SXSW Film Festival, NYC’s Rooftop Films and the Sundance Short Film Tour. Recently, Abrahamson filmed roles in Keep Watching (16); Hello Destroyer (TIFF 16); Gun (16); Veracruz (16); Never Steady, Never Still (16); Hollow in the Land (16); and a recurring character on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead. Maxine has worked with Michael A. Levine since 1985 during which time she met and became good friends with Brian Linehan. Dr Brian Linehan is a retired pathologist with considerable experience in medicine, governance, and commerce. Education and theatre work. Beloved and devoted husband Brian left his entire estate for the purpose of creating a star system in Canada including training, providing work opportunities and promoting young Canadians of exceptional talent. Throughout, she never struck a false note, and brought a deep humanity and honesty to every scene. Brian left his entire estate for the purpose of creating a star system in Canada including training, providing work opportunities and promoting young Canadians of exceptional talent. Marcia Martin is a senior TV executive, producer and commissioner of original content with experience in all aspects of TV production. Upcoming acting projects include the narrative feature Cardinal (17) directed by Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley; Jordan Canning’s Suck it Up (17), which she co-executive produced; and Tito, her feature-length directorial debut. This is great news.”. Currently based in Montreal, she graduated from L’École nationale de théâtre du Canada in 2011. “It’s wonderful to know my work is being recognized alongside other incredible artists awarded through the 30+ year history of NSI.”. Her performance was subtle and yet totally striking, not unlike the film’s scarlet lamps.”, Amy Harrison, arts industry professional said: “Yinuo Wang delivers a subtle but affecting performance as Li Jan, a woman indirectly forced into prostitution in Hong Kong. He died in 2004, with Martin Short and other friends at his side, leaving his multi-million dollar estate to a foundation to help young actors, and his vast archive of research files and books to the Toronto Film Festival. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of the estate of the late Brian Linehan, one of Canada’s great journalists and on-air interviewers. Jenna Neepin, documentary filmmaker said: “This is the first time I’ve seen Yinuo Wang and I hope she does more. Kimberly-Sue Murray and Eric Peterson are the latest winners of the $1,000 Brian Linehan Actors Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. I am so thrilled and honoured to receive this award for my work in She Came Knocking. Presenting Partner: The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, Supported by: Telefilm Canada, Supported by: CSA, Sponsored by: L’Oréal Paris, Industry Sponsors: Birks, Hudson’s Bay, Kimberly-Sue Murray, Eric Peterson receive Brian Linehan Actors Award, John Fray, Grace Glowicki, Mandy May Cheetham receive Brian Linehan Actors Award, Kayla Lorette receives the Brian Linehan Actors Award, Yinuo Wang, Johntae Lipscomb receive Brian Linehan Actors Award, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation proudly supports 2016 TIFF Rising Stars, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Writer and producer George Anthony enjoyed a long run at CBC as network cheerleader for such projects as Made In Canada, Céline, Royal Canadian Air Farce, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and more. Brian Joseph Lenihan (21 May 1959 – 10 June 2011) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Minister for Finance from 2008 to 2011, Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil from March 2011 to June 2011, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform from 2007 to 2008 and Minister of State for Children from 2002 to 2007. It is our mission to fulfil Brian Linehan's dream of a Canadian star system. I’m honoured to be receiving this award and so very grateful to have been a part of this film. Marcia now acts as a consultant in the television industry. Celebrating Canadian talent. In 2013 Dan participated in the CFC Actors Conservatory, an exclusive program presented by Shaw Media and supported by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of the estate of the late Brian Linehan, one of Canada’s great journalists and on-air interviewers. He has also received a special Gemini Award and the Jack Chisholm Award for Lifetime Achievement. They undertake intensive professional development with international casting directors, filmmakers, producers and development executives. Lisa Haller: “Kayla Lorette is exceptional as a struggling talent-show performer. It is our mission to fulfil Brian Linehan's dream of a Canadian star system. [A] very moving performance.”, Yinuo Wang said, “Winning the Brian Linehan Actors Award is a great honour for me as a non-actor and motivation to keep pouring my heart and soul into all [my] work, for no film is too small – they are machines of empathy.”, Karen Swerdfeger, industry executive said: “With a large part of the film resting solely on his performance, Johntae Lispcomb did an exceptional job pulling the audience in so it could respond with empathy. Linehan, David J. ALBANY It is with great sadness that the family of David J. Linehan announces his passing, quietly at home, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the age of 88 years. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of the estate of the late Brian Linehan, one of Canada's great journalists and on-air interviewers. She starred in Brian Percival’s The Book Thief (13) and Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar (11) which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and earned her a Genie Award for her performance. 71 likes. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation – Celebrating Canadian talent. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of the estate of the late Brian Linehan, one of Canada’s great journalists and on-air interviewers. Mylène Mackay is an actor and comedian born in Saint-Didace. View Maureen Linehan’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. He was responsible for the development and supervision of all Canada and foreign produced programs, concluding his time as group vice president, creative director of CTV. During my time there, I met writer/director John Ainslie and that was the start of our collaboration. Above left: Yinuo Wang / right: Johntae Lipscomb. This complex character could have been over-dramatized, but Wang shows restraint in expressing both vulnerability and strength.”, Kheaven Lewandowski, recent winner of A&E Short Filmmakers Award said: “Yinuo Wang’s performance in 90 Days was excellent. A charitable foundation dedicated to the memory of TV interviewer Brian Linehan has donated $1 million to the Toronto International Film Festival Group. Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG). Stratford Shakespeare Festival Graham has spent 13 seasons with the Stratford Festival of Canada. I feel incredibly supported by both NSI and The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation. To date, its range of activities have included support for various programs at the National Screen Institute, scholarships at Humber College, support of the Soulpepper Academy, the Company Theatre, the Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG), the Canadian Film Centre, CanStage, Company Theatre, Republic of Doyle, Sheridan College and Stratford Shakespeare Festival. On June 28th, 2019 we lost Brian at the age of 41 to congenital heart defect. At the Sundance Film Festival her performance in Ben Petrie’s Her Friend Adam (16) won her a Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance. The Brian Strong All Heart Foundation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. Maureen has 1 job listed on their profile. She also starred in Jason Jeffrey’s A Teachable Moment (16) which played the Tribeca Film Festival. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of the estate of the late Brian Linehan, one of Canada’s great journalists and on-air interviewers. Michael A. Levine is chairman of Westwood Creative Artists; a former partner of Goodmans, LLP; executive producer of various fiction and non-fiction films and television properties, executive vice-chairman of The Historica-Dominion Institute; director of Roy Thomson Hall-Massey Hall; director of the Institute of Canadian Citizenship; Chairman of Bravo!FACT; and a director of the National Screen Institute. Lisa Haller is the senior programming associate at the Toronto International Film Festival where she considers Canadian and international short films for TIFF and selects student short films for Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. He is known for portraying James Stuart, Earl of Moray in CW's Reign, Brandon Russell in The Good Witch series, as well as Ryan Decker (Pinstripe Guy) in Freeform's The Bold Type. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of Linehan’s estate—valued at $4 million—for the benefit of young filmmakers. Mackay is also involved in several voice dubbing projects. Before he died in 2004, Canada’s best-known celebrity interviewer, Brian Linehan, became as famous as the people he interviewed. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of the estate of the late Brian Linehan, one of Canada’s great journalists and on-air… The tournament will take place at Bradford County Club on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Brian left his entire estate for the purpose of creating a star system in Canada including training, providing work opportunities and promoting young Canadians of exceptional talent. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation is a major sponsor of several CFC programs and a staunch backer of Norman Jewison’s vision of creating a place to nurture talent and bolster the country’s entertainment industry. She Stoops to Conquer also won the A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. My thanks to NSI for all its fine work, and my profound thanks to Tanya Lemke whose passion, talent and determination is the reason there is a film called Static.”. It is with great sadness that we, his family, announce the passing of Brian Charles Linehan of Duxbury, Tuesday, March 20, surrounded by his family and held in their arms. Martha Cooley, filmmaker and arts administrator: “Eric Peterson’s performance in Static carries the film, capturing the horror of loss through the experience of a deteriorating mind.”, Tarique Qayumi, director whose feature film Black Kite premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2017: “There is a lot of range in such a short film for an actor and also a difficult genre to find the right balance. Grace Glowicki is an actor, director and writer based in Toronto. (From left) John Fray (Becoming Wigglesworth), Grace Glowicki (Her Friend Adam) and Mandy May Cheetham (Companionship) are the latest winners of the $1,000 Brian Linehan Actors Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. Yinuo Wang (90 Days) and Johntae Lipscomb (Bosco’s Guitar) are the latest winners of the $1,000 Brian Linehan Actors Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. She flows between the peaks and valleys of her character’s state of mind, and renders a sometimes difficult and self-centered character into a performance we can all relate to intimately.”, Zachary Russell, filmmaker and winner of the A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film: “Mandy May’s character goes through a remarkable range of experiences in just a few short minutes. As she physically transforms for her on-stage performance and dives head-first into the role, you are immediately drawn to her bizarre and beautifully complicated character.”, Jason Beaudry: “There are as many delicate layers to Kayla performance in She Stoops to Conquer as there are to the ‘borrowed skin’ that she wears throughout. TIFF Rising Stars immerses four chosen actors in a series of public events and private industry meetings during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). You can’t take your eyes off of her from start to finish.”, Kristina Mileska: “Kayla shines through the makeup and delivers an incredibly memorable performance.”, Kayla said, “I am delighted to receive The Brian Linehan Actors Award. Jury comments for Mandy May Cheetham’s performance in Companionship: Jessica Gyll, Hot Docs film programmer: “Mandy May Cheetham taps into a range of emotions in her performance in Companionship, really helping to ground the energetic futuristic feel of the film and allowing the viewer to connect on a human level.”, Mélanie Lê Phan, CBC Unscripted development manager “Mandy May’s performance lends itself perfectly to this impressive short on the precariousness of connection. The foundation's noted donations have included $1 million toward the creation of an actors' training program at the Canadian Film Centre, and $1 million to the Toronto International Film Festival toward the construction of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. In a partnership between The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, NSI and TIFF, the foundation’s website has launched a trove of archival interviews from the 70s, 80s and 90s between Linehan and some of Hollywood and Canada’s greats. Abrahamson had a lead role in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film Finding a Family (11) and parts in the ABC pilot The Manzanis, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (12) and Awkward. I’m very honored to have won the Brian Linehan Actors Award. I’m incredibly proud of this short film and look forward to creating more with my dear co-writer and director Zack Russell.”. In 2014 he retired as pro-Chancellor of Waikato University after 12 years on the University Council where he was also Chair of the Finance Committee. She is clearly a talent to watch.”, Grace Glowicki said, “Thank you so much for this amazing honour. I had a blast … becoming Wigglesworth.”. Brian left his entire estate for the purpose of creating a star system in Canada including training, providing work opportunities and promoting young Canadians of exceptional talent. Graham Abbey – The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation proudly supports 2016 TIFF Rising Stars The programme immerses four actors in a series of public events and private industry meetings during TIFF. Nélisse’s latest film credits include Stephen Herek’s The Great Gilly Hopkins (15); Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams (16) which premiered at Cannes; Radu Mihaileanu’s The History of Love (16); Dominic James’s Wait Till Helen Comes (16), set to be released this October; and Academy Award nominee Yan England’s directorial debut, 1:54 (16). Life’s come full circle and I couldn’t be more grateful.”. Awards like this are so important for artists such as myself to encourage us to keep taking risks and digging deeper with our work. Jason Beaudry is the director of programming for the Atlantic Film Festival, the East Coast’s gateway to epic and unforgettable stories for the past 37 years. She manages to keep us intensely engaged in every beat of her arc with her natural approach and her balance of thoughtfulness and explosive emotions.”, Daniel Boos, filmmaker and winner of the A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film: “Grace delivers a vigorous, nuanced and never melodramatic performance as an out-of-love partner who must shed her destructive boyfriend and begin her life anew. An absolute delight to watch.”. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation was established from the proceeds of the estate of the late Brian Linehan, one of Canada’s great journalists and on-air interviewers. Subtly, she forces the audience to imagine what they would do if placed in a similar situation.”, Chris Chin, festival and operations manager, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and an associate programmer at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival: “[She] admirably captures the twists and turns of her character’s arc from bewildered onlooker to steely-minded intervenor.”, Ashley Hirt, award-winning filmmaker known for co-producing indie darling Black Field: “Very honest and beautifully executed.”, Kimberly-Sue said, “In 2011, I was lucky to attend the CFC Actors Conservatory thanks to the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation. Mackay appeared on television and stage before her first major film role in André Turpin’s Endorphine(15). He was born in Glens Fal Kristina Mileska is a Toronto-based filmmaker and a past winner of the Corus Fearless Female Directors Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. Dr Brian Linehan. Selina Crammond, director of programming for DOXA Documentary Film Festival: “Kimberly-Sue Murray’s performance is essential for creating the suspenseful tone in She Came Knocking. When he finally gets the strength to reveal his inner dream to his girlfriend and parents, his honest performance has the power to make his family – and the film audience – touched and confused at the same time.”, Graham Folkema, producer and winner of the most recent A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival: “John Fray leaves our world to enter his own in a Chaplinesque performance that rises [to] the occasion, compelling us to love him as he risks it all.”, John Fray said, “A huge thanks to the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and the jury! I feel very encouraged to keep making films, so thank you for that too! Mandy May Cheetham said, “I’m very grateful to be receiving this prestigious award from NSI and the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation for my work on Companionship. It’s a heart-wrenching emotional journey that he takes us on.”, Lina Roessler, recent winner of the A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival for her film Winter: “Eric Peterson masterfully unveils the cracks in his character’s exterior, finally revealing the deep pain, fear and guilt which lie beneath.”, Eric Peterson said, “I am knocked sideways, gobsmacked, very happy and truly honoured by the jury’s decision to award me the Brian Linehan Actors Award. She got awarded a significant grant from The Brian Linehan Foundation for her 6 month residency in the acting program. Jury comments for Eric Peterson’s performance in Static. Jared Abrahamson was born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba and currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. He recently wrapped up 15 seasons as CBC’s creative point person on the Rick Mercer Report, watched by more than one million Canadians every week. He left his estate to The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, which attempts to raise the profile of Canadian talent and supports the creation of a Canadian star system. Paxton-Beesley graduated in 2008 from the George Brown Theatre School in Toronto, then went on to graduate from the Actors' Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre. In May 2014 she applied at the Canadian Film Center Actor's Conservatory, where she was accepted among 9 actors from across Canada. It is a particular joy to Maxine to be involved as a trustee with The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and to work closely with Michael, Marcia, George and Arthur to watch Brian’s legacy in action. I hope this role encourages writers and directors to portray more complex female characters in their films – women are interesting!”. The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation. In 1999 he was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcaster (CAB) Broadcast Hall of Fame. [Eric’s] experience as an actor and his unwavering commitment is to be commended. This $1,000 prize is presented quarterly through the NSI Online Short Film Festival. Even though her character was quiet, she spoke volumes with her subtle body language and curious eyes. Brian Linehan on IMDb: Movies, Tv, Celebrities, and more... Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events After a stint working in the mines and competing as a pro-mixed martial arts fighter, he attended Vancouver Film School. Upcoming roles include André Forcier’s Embrasse moi comme tu m’aimes (16) and the title role in Anne Émond’s Nelly (16) based on the life and work of author Nelly Arcan. His dream was to help create a star system in Canada, providing promotion, training, and work opportunities for young Canadians with exceptional talent. 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