Cayle Chernin Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Cayle Chernin Awards 2021

 

10th annual Cayle Chernin Awards

 Theatre: Development & Media Arts: Production

60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase

2020-21 EST Woman of the Year – Wendy Crewson

Together, Kevin McCormick (Equity Showcase Executive and Artistic Director), Dwight McFee (Founder of the Cayle Chernin Fund), and Scott Walker CSARN (Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network), are thrilled to announce the  winners and finalists for Theatre: Development and Media Arts: Production Awards, for the 10th Annual Cayle Chernin Awards

Media Arts: Production

Winner: 

Finalists:

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • $2500.00 Equipment Certificate from William F. White
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor up to $3,000.00 through CSARN, csarn.ca, including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship

 Theatre: Development

Winner:

Finalists: 

 

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor up to $3,000.00 through CSARN, csarn.ca, including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship

 


Equity Showcase celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2021 starting with the Cayle Awards, May 2021, followed by a series of events and special projects throughout 2021. Some highlights of the year’s celebrations include the launch of a unique performance arts partnership cabaret space; the online publishing of a book on the history of Equity Showcase, the launch of The Actors Training Conservatory as well as a series of unique salons and other special events. Equity Showcase also celebrates its 6th year sponsoring The United Way Greater Toronto, “Songs of the City “, the annual Donor engagement event. ES is pleased to announce “Songs of the City” is now being done nationally.

 The Equity Showcase Woman of the Year statue acknowledges and honours a female artist’s creative, civic or mentorship contribution to the performing and or media arts.

This year we are proud to announce that Actor/Producer/Activist Wendy Crewson has been chosen. Ms. Crewson was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and attended Westwood Collegiate. She is best known for co-starring with Harrison Ford in Air Force One or appearing with Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Sixth Day or even being one of Tom Hanks first female leads in the little known film Mazes and Monsters. More recently she appeared in the Oscar-winning film Room starring Brie Larsen and the recent remake of Death Wish with Bruce Willis. After Ms. Crewson’s portrayal of the late Sue Rodriguez, Wendy became a supporter and spokesperson on behalf of the ALS Society of Alberta and its annual Betty’s Run for ALS (named in honour of the late Betty Norman of Calgary). She won the Gemini Humanitarian Award in 2002 for her work on behalf of ALS patients. An outspoken advocate for Canadian film and television, Wendy received ACTRA Toronto’s 2007 Award of Excellence for her significant body of work and union activism.  We are honoured to have Ms. Crewson with us for the 2020 Cayle Award Woman of the Year!


SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN
for the 9th annual Cayle Chernin Awards in
Theatre & Media Development

60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase
2020 EST Woman of the Year – Wendy Crewson


Together, Kevin McCormick (Equity Showcase Executive and Artistic Director), Dwight McFee (Founder of the Cayle Chernin Fund), and CSARN (Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network), are thrilled to announce that submissions are open for Theatre and Media Arts: Development Awards, for the 9th Annual Cayle Chernin Awards.

The Cayle Chernin Awards are presented to emerging or discipline transitioning female artists to assist in the creation of a new work.

Since its inception in 2012 The Cayle Awards in Media Arts and Theatre, Production and Development is one of the largest awards Ontario, having provided over $110,000 in cash, goods and services to empower Women in the Performing Arts.

Media Arts: Development

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN, www.csarn.ca, including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.

Theatre: Development

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN, www.csarn.ca, including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.

Application Deadline: Friday April 03, 2020

Click here to apply!

The Recipients will be announced at a Cayle Party/Salon honouring the finalists-recipients, 2020 ES-CCA Woman of the Year, Wendy Crewson, and the 60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase at the Heliconian Hall on Thursday May 14, 2020, hosted by the inimitable David Gale and songbird Teresa Tova, accompanied on the ivories by Rousin’ Randy Vancourt. 

More to come on the outstanding career of Woman of the Year Wendy Crewson and the 60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase!

We are grateful for the support past, present and future from our donors, sponsors and businesses particularly Robin Pascoe,  AFBS, William F. White, Dazmo Camera, ACTRA Toronto, Bains Partners LLP, and Entreprises Vidéo Service in Montreal, continuing to provide resources and encouragement to women in the performing arts.

Established in 2012 to honour the life and work of actor, documentary filmmaker, writer, teacher and mentor Cayle Chernin (1947 – 2011). The Cayle Chernin Awards are presented to emerging or discipline transitioning female artists to assist in the creation of a new work. The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund are very proud of past recipients Collette Micks (M), Susanna Fournier (T), Fenulla Jiwani (M), Melissa D’Agostino (M), Audrey Dwyer (T), Jani Lauzon (M), Andrea Scott (T), Jillian Rees-Brown (M), Ronit Rubenstein (T), Ruth Goodwin (T), Annie Bradley (M), Briana Brown (T), Shannon Fewster (M), Sonia Gemmiti (M), Jenna Harris (T), Tracey Hoyt (T), Helen Juvonen (M), Jenn Forgie (T), Dorothy Atabong (M).

About Cayle Chernin

Cayle Chernin’s career spanned four decades in film and on stage, developing new works and encouraging young artists. Her professional journey began co-starring in Don Shebib’s 1969 classic film Goin’ Down the Road and came to a close with Mr. Shebib’s acclaimed sequel Down The Road Again. An overview of her career can be accessed at www.caylechernin.com.

We are at a frontier of new connection to our audiences, marketing and distribution. New ideas, new ways and opportunities to make it happen… and we are ready.

Cayle Chernin, Toronto 2005.