Each year, MacEwan University presents the Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of the outstanding contributions of its alumni. David was awarded this honour at the university’s convocation ceremonies this past June.
David Cormican (Theatre Arts, ’01) has made many notable contributions on screens both big and small.
As partner and executive vice president for Don Carmody Television (DCTV), David co-produced the 2014 Rogers-Netflix original series Between—the first new Netflix original series launched in Canada.
David’s producer credits for DCTV also include ShadowHunters, a second season of Between, the Emmy-nominated The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and Tokyo Trial, an upcoming miniseries. David’s filmmaking accomplishments include the Christian Slater thriller Stranded, The Tall Man (Jessica Biel), 13 Eerie and Faces in the Crowd.
In 2008, David founded the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition which he ran until 2012. During that time, he produced five winning short film scripts. Rusted Pyre premiered at the 2011 Festival de Cannes and Will won the Golden Sheaf for Best Drama at the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival.
After being selected for Playback’s 10 to Watch in 2012, David was named one of the magazine’s 2015 New Establishment recipients in an annual feature highlighting great mid-career success. David was also part of Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation Canada: 2014 and he received the National Screen Institute’s Producer Drama Prize in 2010.
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