Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Calgary Film Centre and Its Three State-of-the-Art Film Stages Opens its Doors to the World

Calgary-Film-CentreThe general manger of the new Calgary Film Centre says six Hollywood film and TV projects are now eyeing Calgary as a location, thanks in part to the new state-of-the-art facility that officially opened its doors Thursday after years of planning, fundraising and discussion. Members of the media were offered a sneak-peek tour of the long-awaited centre Thursday morning, a $28.2-million facility in the Calgary’s southeast area that boasts three sound stages with than 50,000 square-feet of interior studio space.

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AMPIA Celebrates Excellence in Alberta Film & Television Production & Personnel at the 42 Annual Rosie Awards

Rob-BrownThe 42nd Alberta Film & Television Awards were held at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary on May 7. Over 650 guests attended The Rosies Gala to honour the very best of Alberta’s production in the screen industry. The majority of this year’s Rosie winners were first-time nominees in their categories, including Best Actress Jordyn White (Blackstone), Best Screenwriter Benjamin Ross Hayden (The Northlander), Producers Cody Kennedy and Tim Rutherford for Best Web Series (Straight To Video: A B Movie Odyssey) and Chris Hsiung won for his first feature documentary Elder in the Making.

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Alberta Media News for April 2016

Corus-logo-rebrandCorus Entertainment has completed its $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media, more than doubling Corus’s size. There are now 45 specialty TV services, 15 conventional TV channels; 39 radio stations; a global content business; and a portfolio of digital assets under the Corus brand. Corus also unveiled a redesigned corporate logo. The new executive leadership team has been reduced from 11 to nine people; six from Corus and three from Shaw Media under the leadership of President/CEO Doug Murphy.

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Wild 95.3, Calgary’s Newest Radio Station Announces On-Air Hosts Lineup

Wild 953 FM CalgaryWILD 953 launched at 10:15 on February 29th, and kicked off its life in Calgary with 10,000 songs in a row during the Month of March. Since its launch, the powers-that-be have been assembling a stellar on-air hosts lineup which was just announced. Program Director Mike Shannon said,“we’ve been listening to Calgarians as we build WILD 953, and they were clear in their desire for a very interac­tive, fun Country Radio Station. Every host joining our on-air team has been chosen for their ability to connect in a very sincere way with our listeners”. 

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The Association of Electronic Journalists Announces 2015 Prairie Region Award Winners

RTDNA AwardsOn April 23, RTDNA Canada announced 2015 Award winners to honour the best programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital in the Prairie provinces at an event held in Saskatoon. Gord Steinke from Global News Edmonton took home a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of his career in broadcast journalism. CBC was the big winner in the radio division, in the TV division, it was Global. 

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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