Xbox 360™ Videogame Producer Adrian Crook Named 'Producer of the Year' in Sixth Annual Canadian New Media Awards

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The industry’s most prominent advocates and entrepreneurs awarded on May 29.

Videogames are a hugely exciting part of the new media landscape in Canada. Today, I'm as grateful to be a part of this industry as I was when I started my career nearly a dozen years ago.

Adrian Crook, the producer of the innovative Xbox 360™ videogame, The Outfit™, has been recognized as one of Canada’s new media leaders. Adrian Crook was awarded a prestigious Pixel award in recognition of his significant achievements in new media over the past year in the “Producer of the Year” category of the 2006 Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA). Celebrity host, Alan Park from the Royal Canadian Air Farce joined industry supporters on May 29th, 2006 to celebrate and present the Awards at The Carlu in Toronto.

“I am very proud to have won,” says Crook, producer of the Xbox 360™ videogame, The Outfit™. “Videogames are a hugely exciting part of the new media landscape in Canada. Today, I'm as grateful to be a part of this industry as I was when I started my career nearly a dozen years ago.”

“I am thrilled that our 6th year anniversary can profile such an incredible display of talent” said Adam Froman, Executive Producer of CNMA and President and CEO of Delvinia. “With 15 awards being given, this will bring the promotion of Canadian interactive products and talent to a new level of recognition.”

All award recipients were selected by a 135 member jury recruited from the industry and higher education institutions in new media from across the country as well from the members of the Canadian Coalition of New Media Associations. The recipients hailed from all across the country and represented a wide range of government, private and public organizations from every facet of the new media industry including programmers, designers, educators and advocates.

More information about the 2006 award recipients can be found on: http://www.cnma.ca

About Adrian Crook:

Adrian Crook, Producer of Triple-A videogames, lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife Lara. During his 11 year career, Adrian has produced more than a dozen products across numerous platforms, ranging from Sega Genesis™ and SNES™ to PlayStation™, PS2™, PC, Web and Xbox 360™. Most recently, Adrian produced The Outfit™ with Relic Entertainment, the company’s first console product and parent company THQ’s first Xbox 360™ product. For more information, visit http://www.adriancrook.com.

About the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA):

The Canadian New Media Awards are presented in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, CBC.ca and Delvinia. Produced by CANEMA, the Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian new media industry. The Awards also help promote the new media sector and provide inspiration for those preparing to enter the industry. For more information, visit http://www.cnma.ca or Tannis Wengel, Producer, Canadian New Media Awards, direct line: 416.760.6800

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