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THE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION SHOWCASE (TheWIFTS FOUNDATION)TO HONOR PRODUCER CHRISTINA JENNINGS WITH THE TELEVISION PIONEER AWARD

Los Angeles, CA – Producer Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO of Shaftesbury Films, and one of Canada’s most accomplished producers of successful television programs and films will receive the Television Pioneer Award at the second annual awards event for The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase (TheWIFTS Foundation) event at the Andaz Hotel on Friday, December 4, 2009.

The Women's International Film & Television Showcase, TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards – in its second year is screening 14 films and 16 shorts from 11 countries. TheWIFTS screens films and documentaries celebrating the talent and accomplishments of women in the film and television industry worldwide that brings together women from all walks of life through the Art of Film & Television, the 21st Century Visual Communicator.

Jennings is the executive producer on all projects at Shaftesbury Films, which has established a reputation as one of Canada’s leading producers of high quality film and television programming and has built the company into a unique position as a multi-format, multi-genre and award-winning producer and distributor. Highly successful television productions include the sci-fi drama ReGenesis, the award-winning drama series Murdoch Mysteries, The Listener and the hit kids’ comedy series Life With Derek.

Jennings was a graduate of the film program at the Canadian Film Centre and currently serves as a member of their Board of Directors. She began as a feature film producer and has consistently attracted award-winning talent including: Jessica Tandy and Bridget Fonda in Camilla; Miranda Richardson and Brenda Fricker in Swann; Gary Busey in Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang and Sandra Oh in Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity. “I am honored to be the recipient of the Television Pioneer Award from TheWIFTS and admire their efforts in showcasing women from various sectors of the industry,” said Jennings.

Christina Jennings will be awarded the Television Pioneer Award at The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase second annual on Friday, December 4, 2009.

To embrace its ethos, TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards honors ‘women as individuals’. This year’s Honorees include: Elizabeth Grant – Lifetime Achievement Award; Nancy Kwan – Lifetime Tribute Award; Tegla Loroupe –Dove Award; Shohreh Aghdashloo - Humanitarian Award; Betty Makoni -Humanitarian Award; Mary McGuckian – Career Achievement Award; Nancy Carter – The Elizabeth Grant Entrepreneur Award; Christina Jennings – Television Pioneer Award; Ruth Carter – Costume Design Award; Irshad Manji – Visionary Award; Georgia Jeffries – Screenwriter Award; Judy Irola – Cinematographer Award; and Magda Rod – Gaea Environment Award. http://www.thewifts.org/2009_Honorees.php

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Founding Sponsors of TheWIFTS Foundation 2009 include Pillivuyt (Fabricators of TheWIFTS Awards); Patrick Moulin (Designer of TheWIFTS Award); Jean Claude Novaro (Designer of The Visionary Award); Elizabeth Grant of Elizabeth Grant, Inc. (The Elizabeth Grant Entrepreneur Award); Adrienne Fancey (The Adrienne Fancey Best Film Award); Parfums M. Micallef; Award-Winning Jewelry Designer Barbara Tipple, who in 2009 takes over Named Sponsorship of Best Actress Award; Hotel Palomar Westwood; (Hotel Sponsor 2008-09); Andaz Hotel (Hotel Sponsor 2009); and The City of West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau.

Elspeth Tavares is the Creator of TheWIFTS: Commerce & Creativity Passion & Integrity, on which the fiscal infrastructure of TheWIFTS Foundation is built. TheWIFTS Foundation embraces Equality Not Hierarchy.

For more information contact either Sandi Craig, Public Relations at 818.248.5210 or e-mail sandi@thewifts.org -- Website: http://www.thewifts.org/Press_Releases.php or Elspeth Tavares, Founder of The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase at 323.935.8228.

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