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Published on March 31st, 2011 | by JulieG

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Ruby Skye, P.I. Wins Big at LAWebfest Press Release

Canadian Web Series Ruby Skye, P.I. Wins Big at LAWebfest Los Angeles Festival Recognizes Toronto Tween Web Series With Eight Awards

In Multiple Creative Categories, Including “Outstanding Interactive Narrative Comedy”

Toronto, ON, [March 31, 2011] – Tween Web series, Ruby Skye, P.I., was a big winner at the Los Angeles Web Series Festival (aka LA Webfest) over the weekend scooping-up multiple awards for its creators in the “Interactive Narrative Comedy” category, including the top award for “Outstanding Interactive Narrative Comedy”. Ruby Skye, P.I. is produced by Toronto-based, Story2OH, and features local teen Madison Cheeatow as quick-thinking tween detective, Ruby Skye.

“This project has been a labour of love for everyone involved,” said Ruby Skye, P.I. creator and producer, Jill Golick. “It is a thrill to see this amazing team be acknowledged for their outstanding work and commitment.”

Created especially for 8 to 14 year olds, Ruby Skye, P.I. tells the story of 15-year old would-be detective Ruby Skye (Madison Cheeatow) who spends every waking hour madly pursuing all sorts of peculiar clues her eccentric collection of friends and neighbours inspire. The first installment of the series, “The Spam Scam”, can be viewed online at rubyskyepi.com

Ruby Skye, P.I. was the recipient of eight awards in total, including:

• Outstanding Interactive Narrative Comedy: Jill Golick (Creator); Kerry Young, Steven Golick, Karen Walton, Jill Golick (Producers)

• Outstanding Lead Actress – Interactive Narrative Comedy: Madison Cheeatow • Outstanding Supporting Actress – Interactive Narrative Comedy: Nawa Nicole Simon • Outstanding Writing – Interactive Narrative Comedy: Julie Strassman-Cohn, Jill Golick • Outstanding Directing – Interactive Narrative Comedy: Kelly Harms • Outstanding Cinematography – Interactive Narrative Comedy: Alex Dacev • Outstanding Editing – Interactive Narrative Comedy: Jennifer Essex-Chew, Ben Manthorpe,

Mike Reisacher, Tiffany Beaudoin • Outstanding Score – Interactive Narrative Comedy: Studio Cat, Composer

Ruby Skye, P.I. is created by TV writer, Jill Golick, and produced by Kerry Young, Steven Golick and Karen Walton. The 12-part Web series was financed through the Independent Production Fund?s Web Series program.

LA Webfest is the world?s first festival dedicated to original shows created for the Web. Over 50 Web series from around the world were screened over the three days of the event, which is held annually in Los Angeles, CA.

About Ruby Sky, P.I. – http://rubyskyepi.com Ruby Skye, P.I.: The Spam Scam is a production of Story2.Oh and is produced with the participation of The Independent Production Fund and, the generous support of sponsors in corporate Canada, local small businesses, organizations and the creative contributions of many, many independent film, video and digital artists. These include: Berman & Co. Ltd., The Dragon Academy, Eastern Script Inc., Steven Golick at Osler, Polaroid, Post City Sound, PS Production Services, Studio Cat Sound & Music, Rocket Science VFX, TEACH Magazine, Fat Cat Wine Bar, The Big Chill, Believerville Productions, Choroid Films, Inkling Entertainment Inc., GreenHAT Digital, Montefiore Films, Brendan Meadows Photography Inc., Richard Maslove Music, Film & Event Solutions, Total Two-Way – Motorola, Trew Audio, Office Coffee Solutions. And with the support of our distributors: KoldCast, MingleMediaTV, Blip.TV, DigitalChickTV, Clicker.

About Story2.OH – http://story2oh.com At Story2.OH is a Toronto-based production company. Stepping beyond the television model, Story2.OH combines video, photos, graphics, blogs and more to create the next generation of Web serial.

For more information, contact: Jill Golick, Story2.OH  E-mail: jillgolick [at] rubyskyepi  [dot] com

or

Julie Giles, GreenHAT Digital E-mail: julie [at] greenhatdigital [dot] com

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