The YMA honors Johane Landry and Anaïs Cadorette-Bonin at the 2024 French-language Awards of Excellence gala

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Montreal, April 17th, 2024 – For the annual gala of its Awards of Excellence, the Youth Media Alliance (YMA) gives the Prix pour une carrière vouée à l’excellence to Johane Landry and the Prix de la Découverte (formerly Prix de la Relève) to Anaïs Cadorette-Bonin.

Taking place on May 22, it will kick off with a cocktail reception held simultaneously in Toronto at CORUS, and Montreal at Radio Canada. The awards gala will follow in Montreal only with the distribution of prizes. They will be announcing the ten (10) tribute honorees and fifteen (15) prizes. Tickets go on sale April 22.

Prix pour une carrière vouée à l’excellence
presented by Mustang

Awarded to an individual who has had an outstanding career in children's production in Canada, this prestigious recognition is given based on high quality of contribution to the industry, leadership, ability to innovate and inspire peers, and career-long commitment.

Johane Landry's remarkable career began in 2001 when she made the leap to youth producer, after years at the helm of numerous public affairs and variety programs. She quickly distinguished herself by piloting the change of direction of the now-defunct Canal Famille, producing programs such as Réal-IT, RÉAL-TV, and R-FORCE. In 2006, she joined the team at VRAK.TV, owned by Astral Media, as Director of Acquisitions, then rose through the ranks to become Director of Acquisitions and Original Productions. Her time at VRAK.TV was marked by the development and monitoring of several successful series, including KARV, l'anti gala, VRAK la vie, Le chalet, Jérémie, MED, Max et Livia, Pour toujours, plus un jour and CLASH, among others. In 2018, Johane Landry was appointed by Dany Meloul as Brand Manager and Director of Fiction at Bell Media, where she gave the green light to the production of several acclaimed series. However, in 2020, she decided to leave Bell Media to join Télé-Québec's youth team as Head of Content, reuniting with her early accomplice Marysol Charbonneau. Her distinguished career at various companies bears witness to her undeniable influence and expertise in television, particularly in the youth sector.

Prix de la Découverte
presented by Telefilm Canada

Awarded to a promising talent whose achievements set an example for the industry, the Prix de la découverte (formerly Prix de la Relève) is designed to encourage young creators and craftspeople to excel and pursue a career in youth production.

Anaïs Cadorette-Bonin, who graduated in acting from the École de théâtre de Saint-Hyacinthe in 2019, quickly diversified her artistic career. Starting out as a family entertainer at the Just for Laughs Festival, with the young troupe at Quat'sous, and with several web and TV commercials, her path quickly led her to youth productions. She then embraced youth theater with the play Pixel d'Étoiles, followed by television with the series Famille Magique on ICI Télé. Her role in the Télé-Québec daily L'aventure du Monde des mondes gave her the chance to play Anaïs, a mischievous youngster who captivates children aged 4 to 7 with her boundless imagination. Anaïs also collaborated with L'Arrière-Scène de Beloeil on the theatrical production Ma sœur. She has also enriched her experience by lending her voice to various audio books, exploring a new aspect of her profession with curiosity and enthusiasm. Her career is a testament to her artistic versatility and commitment to diverse forms of expression, while captivating a diverse audience with her talent and contagious energy. In short, Anaïs Cadorette-Bonin embodies the modern, inspiring spirit of an artist in constant evolution.


The 50th Anniversary Cocktail and 2024 YMA Awards of Excellence are made possible by the financial support of our sponsors. Many thanks to:

Radio-Canada & CORUS Nelvana, Spin Master Entertainment, Shaw Rocket Fund, CMF-FMC, PMT Productions, Groupe Média TFO, APTN, Télé-Québec, Landslide Entertainment, Knowledge Network, Trio Orange, Productions Mustang, Bell Fund, Zone3, Apartment 11 Productions, FIFEM, Productions Prestigo, Happy Camper Média, Slalom Productions, Echo Media, Tobo Studio, Téléfiction, Avanti-Toast, Blue Ant Media / marblemedia, WildBrain Studios, Epic Story / World Media, Sinking Ship Entertainment, 9 Story Media Group, GAPC Entertainment, Little Engine Moving Pictures & Pillango Productions, Creemore Six Pints, Bloomex, Prix Jeunesse International.


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Source: Margaux Soumoy, Youth Media Alliance, 514-483-5417

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