CORUS ENTERTAINMENT AND THE BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF THE  2017 CORUS WRITER’S APPRENTICE PROGRAM

TORONTO, June 6, 2017Corus and The Banff World Media Festival are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program. Attracting experienced writers from across Canada each year, the 2017 recipients are invited to BANFF on a full-access pass and benefit from the extensive networking during the Festival, as well as participate in a two-week internship opportunity in the writer’s room of a current Canadian series.

The 2017 Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program recipients are:
Bryce Gamache (The Pas, MB)
Kara Harun (Toronto, ON)
Julia Holdway (Vancouver, BC)
Roslyn Muir (Vancouver, BC)
Marni Van Dyk (Toronto, ON)

“Once again, we are thrilled to support content creators and emerging talent through the Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program,” said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus. “Each year, our team is faced with the difficult challenge of selecting only a handful of participants and this year was no exception. Fostering the next generation of creative talent is important to our industry, so please join us in congratulating this year’s program recipients.”

The Banff World Media Festival takes place from June 11 to 14, 2017 in Banff, Alberta.

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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

About the Banff World Media Festival
The Banff World Media Festival is the world’s largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. BANFF provides a platform for the evolving media industry to develop its creative and business objectives – it serves as the leading destination for co-production and co-venture partners and is an unparalleled marketplace for over 2,000 international decision-makers to connect with new partners, learn from industry leaders and execute new business deals. The 38th annual Banff World Media Festival will take place June 11-14, 2017 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Magda Krpan, Senior Manager, Sponsorship & Events
Corus Entertainment
416.479.6054
magda.krpan@corusent.com

Lorraine Zarb, Communications Specialist
Corus Entertainment
416.479.6129
lorraine.zarb@corusent.com

John Nixon, Senior Producer, Content
The Banff World Media Festival
416.408.2300, x246
jnixon@brunico.com


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