Canadian Screen Week is underway with Canada’s biggest show in Canadian film and television, The Canadian Screen Awards, taking place Sunday, April 16 on CBC and CBC Gem. The annual awards show honours and celebrate the country’s top talent in the film, television, and digital sector. This year, Toronto native Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour) is hosting the hour-long special.

Makers’ Katie Lafferty and Roma Ahi will be returning again this year to produce the show, and joined us on the Popternative show to discuss what goes into putting this huge event together. They explain what to expect from this year’s awards, working with the big award recipients this year including Ryan Reynolds, Simu Liu, and Catherine O’Hara, working with Samantha Bee, and what goes into producing this big event.

Listen to the interview below.

The Canadian Screen Awards with Samantha Bee will air on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET (9:00 PM AT, 9:30 PM NT) on CBC and can be streamed live on CBC Gem.

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