Ismé Bennie

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As a white Jewish South African, Ismé Bennie grew up a minority within a minority. After graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, she started her career as a librarian. But a move to Canada led her to become one of the most respected women in Canadian broadcasting.

Bennie has received numerous honors and awards for her contributions to Canadian television, including the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) Personal Achievement Award, the CFTPA Jack Chisholm Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Motion Picture and Television Industry, and the Women in Film and Television-Toronto Outstanding Achievement Award.

Now writing full time, Bennie has published articles on myriad topics, from food to crime fiction. She is also a recognized authority on the Canadian media industry and contributes her expertise to New York-based VideoAge International. [source: Amazon.ca. Accessed 12 May 2015]
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