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Space Congratulates Tatiana Maslany On Television Critics Association Award Win For Her Role In Original Series ORPHAN BLACK





− Regina-native Maslany received her award for Individual Achievement In Drama tonight in Los Angeles - − Season 1 airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Aug. 16 on CTV − − Season 2 premieres Spring 2014, exclusively on Space −

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Space congratulates ORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany on her TCA Award win in the Individual Achievement in Drama category, as announced by The Television Critics Association earlier this evening in Los Angeles. The star of the hit Space original series from Temple Street Productions, produced in partnership with BBC America, was honoured at the 29 th Annual TCA Awards for her critically-acclaimed work in ORPHAN BLACK, beating out other TV powerhouses including Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD), Vera Farmiga (BATES MOTEL), Monica Potter (PARENTHOOD), and Matthew Rhys (THE AMERICANS). To date, Maslany has wowed audiences by portraying seven distinct clones in ORPHAN BLACK, including streetwise hustler Sarah Manning, Detective Beth Childs, German Katja Obinger, soccer mom Alison Hendrix, PHD student Cosima Niehaus, the unpredictable Helena, and the mysterious pro-clone Rachel Duncan.

"We are beyond thrilled for not only Tatiana, but the entire ORPHAN BLACK team," said Catherine MacLeod, Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. "This well-deserved win is a testament to Tatiana's talent, passion, and dedication to the multiple characters she has so masterfully brought to life in the series. We look forward to working with the amazing cast and crew as well as our partners Temple Street Productions and BBC America on what is sure to be an outstanding second season."

Bell Media recently announced that beginning Aug. 16 , ORPHAN BLACK will make its network premiere on CTV, Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times and on the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV. Production on Season 2 of ORPHAN BLACK is set to begin in late September in Toronto, and will premiere in Spring 2014, exclusively on Space.

** Media Note ** Download photography for ORPHAN BLACK at BellMediaPR.ca/Space

A Regina-born actor now living in Toronto, Tatiana Maslany is a rising star who has been acting for over 15 years in film, television, theatre, and radio. She has amassed an incredibly impressive resume with leading roles in many features including The Vow and Kate Melville's buzzed about film Picture Day, for which she received a 2013 ACTRA Award. Her role in Grown Up Movie Star, opposite Shawn Doyle, competed at Sundance 2010 and garnered her the special jury prize for Breakout Star at the festival, as well as a Genie nomination.

Her recent feature credits also include Cas & Dylan, Blood Pressure, Entitled, and Violet And Daisy which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF) 2011. Some of Maslany's television credits include THE TANDEM, WORLD WITHOUT END, her Gemini-nominated performance in NATIVITY and CERTAIN PREY, as well as Gemini award-winning performances on BLOODLETTING AND MIRACULOUS CURES, and CTV's FLASHPOINT.

ORPHAN BLACK centres on English punk and streetwise hustler Sarah who returns home after being separated from her daughter. But her homecoming isn't exactly what she expected. After witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her, Sarah takes over Beth's life, including her job as a cop as well as her boyfriend Paul ( Dylan Bruce, NCIS). Sarah soon discovers that she and Beth are clones, and as she becomes embroiled in the mystery, she learns that there are more of them out there - all genetically identical individuals nurtured in completely different circumstances. Working with her fellow 'orphans,' soccer mom Alison and PHD student Cosima, Sarah begins to unravel the mystery surrounding their identities, while also fighting for her life when an assassin begins killing the clones one by one.

ORPHAN BLACK is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC America. Executive producers are Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (BEING ERICA), and co-creators Graeme Manson ( Cube, FLASHPOINT), and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, THE SECRET CIRCLE). Manson also serves as writer and Fawcett as director. Production Executives for Bell Media are Trish Williams and Gosia Kamela. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine MacLeod is Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

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About Bell Media Independent Production Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, and MOTIVE, the #1 new Canadian series of the 2012/13 season. Airing this summer are relationship comedy SATISFACTION and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a record-breaking Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series. To premiere in the 2013/14 season are the drama series PLAYED, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the recently renewed ORPHAN BLACK, CSA-winning CALL ME FITZ, and upcoming dramas BITTEN and 19-2. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to reality series PANIC BUTTON and BRAVE NEW GIRL, game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. So far in 2013, Bell Media has ordered 23 original Canadian series and put 52 projects into development.

About Space Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre - all in high definition (HD). Also home to Original Series ORPHAN BLACK, PANIC BUTTON, and BITTEN, Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.

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