January 14, 2010 12:48 ET

Media Advisory: Eugene Levy to Receive ACTRA Award of Excellence

Ceremony to be held January 21, 2010 in Los Angeles

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2010) -

Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available via Marketwire on the picture wire of The Canadian Press.

ACTRA will honour Canadian star Eugene Levy with an ACTRA Award of Excellence on January 21, 2010 at a special afternoon reception at the Canadian Residence of David Fransen, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles.

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2009
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: The Canadian Residence
165 S. Muirfield Road, (Hancock Park), L.A.

Mr. Levy enjoys a successful career in both Canada and the U.S. Born in Hamilton, Canada, the comedy-legend is known to audiences around the world having starred in more than 40 films and the ground-breaking sketch-comedy TV series SCTV.

Mr. Levy has invested considerable time and resources giving back to Canada's film and TV industry. He has participated in countless charities and fundraising efforts, remains a committed and active Second City Alumni and is Chair of Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab.

The ACTRA National Award of Excellence recognizes a member's career achievements and contribution to fellow performers and the Canadian industry. Previous recipients include Sandra Oh, Kiefer Sutherland, Tonya Lee Williams, Lloyd Bochner and Leslie Nielsen.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 21,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada's highly acclaimed professional performing community.

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