Black Academy Award Show Set For 2022
Toronto natives and brothers Shamier Anderson (Wynonna Earp) and Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk) have announced the Black Academy Award show has a broadcaster.
The Black Academy Awards celebratea established and emerging Black Canadian talent across film, television, music, sports and culture.
CBC-TV and CBC Gem will carry the awards show initially from 2022 to 2024. The Awards show is a division of the brothers not for profit group (Building A Legacy in Acting, Cinema + Knowledge), which has put on an annual B.L.A.C.K. Ball in Toronto and Los Angeles. The academy is in partnership with Insight Productions.
“Beyond creating a kick-ass award show like you’ve never, ever seen before, our intention is to shine a light on the incredible Black talent across this country and inspire generations to come,” James, the Golden Globe-nominated star of the Amazon Prime Video series Homecoming, said in a statement.
The Black Academy and Insight Productions are looking to hire a Black showrunner and Black creatives and crew for the event. The organizations are also offering a skills development program for multiple behind-the-scenes creatives and crew in advance of pre-production.