Waiting in the Wings, a newly optioned teen cross-platform series from Toronto-based content creator marblemedia, has won the prestigious The N Youth Drama Pitch Award, as well as the Audience Choice Award, at the 29th annual Banff World Television Festival sponsored by The N Network, the Network for Teens.
The winning pitch was announced during the closing ceremonies of the Alberta festival.
The new series brings together the backstage stories of an after-school community theatre group and the drama of the teenage experience in a half-hour comedy.
“We are very pleased to continue developing Waiting in the Wings with support from The N,” said Head of Content Development Miklos Perlus. “Creators Tricia Lee and Corey Brown have done a fantastic job in bringing together the genres of teen drama and comedy. These awards certainly honour their incredible talent and hard work.”
Winning these awards grants Waiting in the Wings a $10,000 development prize from The N plus a $5,000 motion picture film product grant provided by Kodak Canada Inc.
marblemedia is a content creation company on the forefront of television and new media production, devoted to telling stories that entertain and engage audiences across all platforms. Recipients of the 2007 Lions Gate/Maple Pictures Innovative Producer Award and nominated for Company of the Year by the 2008 CNMA’s, some of marblemedia’s notable projects include the teen competition series The Adrenaline Project; the hit preschool series This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung; the first television series and website in American Sign Language, deafplanet.com; and the mobile short film anthology Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction. Upcoming projects for the independent producers include Taste Buds, The Dating Guy and Camerahead.