Early win for marblemedia

The creative minds from marblemedia will be on stage next month at Banff, accepting the TV festival’s Innovative Producer award for their handiwork on titles including their kids series This is Daniel Cook, the comic opera Burnt Toast and Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction.

The prize, sponsored by Lionsgate and Maple Pictures, recognizes “entrepreneurial excellence” among Canadian indie producers, and will be presented to company bosses Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg on June 11, during the fest’s awards luncheon.

“Matt and I are honored to have garnered such recognition from our peers and the Canadian television industry,” said Bishop in a release. “We are thrilled to be among the calibre of past recipients whose innovative vision was acknowledged thanks to this award.”

The previous winners of the prize, introduced in 2005, include Michael Geddes of Lone Eagle Entertainment and Allan Magee (The Smart Woman Survival Guide).

marblemedia is up for two other prizes at Banff. This is Emily Yeung, the follow up to Daniel Cook, is nominated for best children’s program, while Shorts in Motion is up for best mobile enhancement. The Banff World Television Festival runs June 10-13.

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