The National Magazine Awards Foundation is excited to announce that this year’s Master of Ceremonies, presented by OMDC, for the NMA Gala will be renowned Canadian actor and writer Zaib Shaikh.
Known best as the star of the international hit comedy series, Little Mosque on The Prairie, Zaib Shaikh has worked across Canada as an actor, director and producer. He starred in Deepa Mehta’s latest film, Midnight’s Children, adapted from the novel by Salman Rushdie. He co-produced Long Story Short: CBC Turns 75, hosted by Martin Short. He co-wrote, directed and co-produced the Gemini Award winning television film, Othello, the Tragedy of the Moor. His other television work includes lead or guest starring roles in Metropia, Da Vinci’s City Hall, Book-a-boo, Murdoch Mysteries and The Dead Zone.
Currently, Zaib is in development with a variety of television and film projects under the banner of his production company, Governor Films. Recently he delivered a keynote at Harvard University’s 375th Anniversary, and he travels across Canada and the world speaking on the power of Arts and The Media as a platform to greater understanding between Eastern and Western cultures.
This year’s National Magazine Awards gala is Friday, June 7 at The Carlu in Toronto. Tickets are on sale now at magazine-awards.com; the early-bird deadline for discounted tickets is Friday May 17, so don’t delay.