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.