Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television names new board members

Jennifer Dettman (pictured) from the CBC and Christine Shipton from Shaw Media join the board of directors, bringing its total to 18 members.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) has announced the addition of two industry members to its ranks.

Jennifer Dettman, executive director of studio and unscripted content at the CBC, and Christine Shipton, VP of original content at Shaw Media, have joined the organization’s board of directors, effective immediately.

The addition of Dettman and Shipton brings the number of directors in the ACCT’s board to 18. The organization’s Canadian ChristineShiptonScreen Awards happen this year on Sunday, March 9 at 8 p.m. on the CBC. Bell Media’s clone drama Orphan Black leads the TV nominations for this year’s awards, with 14 chances to win.