AMI is thrilled to announce that Season three of its series Employable Me, produced by Thomas Howe Associates Inc. (THA), has won a Rockie Award at the 2020 Banff World Media Festival. Employable Me received the Lifestyle Program Award in the Arts and Entertainment category during Monday's YouTube stream of the International Program Competition. This is the third consecutive win for Employable Me, which captured the award in 2018 and 2019.
Employable Me is a documentary series featuring Canadian job seekers who are determined to prove that having a physical disability or neurological condition shouldn't make them unemployable. The series provides an honest and emotional look at the challenges individuals of varying abilities face in the job market. All episodes of Employable Me feature Integrated Described Video, where description is incorporated during the production phase, along with closed captioning making the series fully accessible.
"We are extremely proud of the team at Thomas Howe Associates for capturing their third Rockie Award for Employable Me," said John Melville, AMI Vice-President of Programming and Production. "AMI is honoured to support a series that conveys such a powerful message of inclusion and determination. "
All three seasons of Employable Me are available to stream online at AMI.ca or on the AMI-tv App, available through the Apple app store.
Employable Me is produced by THA in partnership with AMI and TVO and in association with The Rogers Cable Media Fund and the Canadian Media Fund. The format is licensed by All3Media International.