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Vancouver film-maker Lynn Booth Woman of the Year

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Story published in the Vancouver Sun on March 3, 2011.


You could say Lynn Booth is the modern day version of True Grit’s lead protagonist, Mattie Ross.

Booth, a Vancouver-based film and television producer/writer, is this year’s recipient of the Spotlight Awards’ Woman Of The Year award, presented by the Women In Film & Television non-profit society.

Although she hasn’t necessarily ventured into the Wild West to seek revenge like True Grit’s young heroine, Booth has been a dedicated and unwavering force in the film and television industry since 1995, blazing trails and paving the way for women behind her.

“I’m very grateful,” Booth says over the phone about the award. “The last two weeks, I’ve just been thinking of all the support I’ve received over the past sixteen years.

“You’re only as good as the people around you. I’ve been really lucky because I’ve been supported by talented people who have backed me up every step of the way. It’s a great feeling.”

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