DHX Media president and COO Steven DeNure will receive the Youth Media Alliance’s outstanding achievement award at a gala on May 31 at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.

The award, presented by Breakthrough Entertainment, recognizes an individual’s contribution to the industry and commitment to young Canadians.

In addition to his work with DHX, DeNure serves as vice-chairman of the CFC and is a past board member of organizations such as Street Kids International and Banff World Media Festival.

The YMA will also give filmmaker Mars Horodyski (pictured) the emerging talent award, presented by Sinking Ship Entertainment. The prize aims to encourage young creators to pursue a career in youth production.

Horodyski’s first feature Ben’s At Home, which won best feature at the Canadian Film Festival, was released theatrically in Canada by Pacific Northwest Pictures in 2015. Her recent credits include The Next Step, Odd Squad, Dino Dana as well as Carmilla and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

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