My Babysitter’s a Vampire

Fresh TV and Teletoon have proven that vampires and geeks are a winning combo in kids’ TV as My Babysitter’s a Vampire claimed the 2012 Shaw Rocket Prize at an industry gala held last evening in Ottawa.

Executive Producer Brian Irving was on hand to accept the $50,000 award on behalf of Fresh TV. The Toronto-based production company will be donating the entire cash award to the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) to support their film and TV scholarship programs.

My Babysitter’s a Vampire took a bite out of four other competitors to claim the top prize. The TV series has previously won a GOLD Pixie Award while the companion interactive website, Humans VS Vampires, has won Kidscreen, Digi and Creativity Awards. Continue reading »