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Youth Media Alliance Unveils Recipient of Andra Sheffer Scholarship

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  • Youth Media Alliance  is pleased to announce the first recipient of the YMA Andra Sheffer Scholarship: Anthony Suen, a student from Centennial College’s Children’s Media Program, in Toronto.

    Anthony Suen is a young professional with interests in the interactive and multi-platform industry.  He was selected by a jury of YMA members for the quality of his project currently in development and his deep commitment to a career in the children’s media industry.

    Anthony Suen will receive accreditation to attend Kidscreen Summit 2023 in Miami, a cheque for $1500 to cover transportation and accommodation, accreditation at the Banff World Media Festival 2023, mentoring under Ira Levy and Breakthrough Entertainment and the Youth Media Alliance representatives, a meeting with Andra Sheffer and Kim Wilson, a visit to the Kids’ CBC studios with Marie McCann, and a subscription to Kidscreen magazine.

    The YMA Scholarship will be awarded annually for 18 years to an exceptional student who is planning a career in creating screen content for young audiences. The YMA Andra Sheffer Scholarship has been made possible thanks to the following financial partners:  9 Story Media Group, Apartment 11 Productions, Breakthrough Entertainment, Brunico, CMPA National and CMPA-BC Producers Branch, DHX Television, Give me Chocolate, Guru Studio, marblemedia, Portfolio Entertainment, Radical Sheep-A Boat Rocker Media Company, Secret Location, Sinking Ship Entertainment, Shaftesbury.