Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Producer, director, actor Zaib Shaikh to host National Magazine Awards gala

(photo: Tom Sandler)
Producer, director and actor Zaib Shaikh, is to be the host of this year's National Magazine Awards. The awards are being held Friday, June 7 at the Carlu in Toronto. An announcement on the NMA website said
Known best as the star of the international hit comedy series, Little Mosque on The Prairie, Zaib Shaikh has worked across Canada as an actor, director and producer. He starred in Deepa Mehta’s latest film, Midnight’s Children, adapted from the novel by Salman Rushdie. He co-produced Long Story Short: CBC Turns 75, hosted by Martin Short. He co-wrote, directed and co-produced the Gemini Award winning television film, Othello, the Tragedy of the Moor. His other television work includes lead or guest starring roles in Metropia, Da Vinci’s City Hall, Book-a-boo, Murdoch Mysteries and The Dead Zone. 
Currently, Zaib is in development with a variety of television and film projects under the banner of his production company, Governor Films. Recently he delivered a keynote at Harvard University’s 375th Anniversary, and he travels across Canada and the world speaking on the power of Arts and The Media as a platform to greater understanding between Eastern and Western cultures.
Information about tickets (early bird discount deadline is Friday 17).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy to see NMAF's hosted by someone so steeped in successful magazine writing, editing, publishing

1:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, let the predictable, tedious, ignorant and anonymous bitching and moaning about all things NMAF continue.

2:50 pm  
Anonymous Patrick Walsh said...

I think Zaib Shaikh is an inspired choice, given his straddling of various media and art forms. Plus, he’s married to the managing director of Twitter Canada, former CBC executive VP Kirstine Stewart. The man lives media. Isn’t that the type of person we should seek to associate with, in this age of no longer thinking of magazines as merely print products, but as media brands? Congrats to the NMAF board for choosing him to emcee the gala. I’m looking forward to it.

2:51 pm  

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