Television Production is the foundation for most of the media production work being made in Alberta. Not only the dramatic series such as Blackstone (APTN), Heartland (CBC) and Hell On Wheels (AMC), or the reality series such as Hail Mary (Rogers), Oil Change (Sports Net West), or Pet Heroes (CMT), but also the daily newscasts, news features and news series, which are produced daily in both Edmonton and Calgary by CBC, CTV, Global and City. There are a lot of strong contenders in all news categories for Rosie Awards this year, and it is always very competitive, especially the Best TV Host!”
BEST NEWS SERIES
Alberta Primetime | Rod Tweddle, Producer | CTV Two Alberta
Breakfast Television Edmonton | Christmas Sale and Show | Colin McGarrigle & Claudette Germain, Producers | City Edmonton
CTV News at Six, G4S Shooting | Joel Gotlib, Producer| CTV Edmonton
BEST NEWS FEATURE
Alberta Primetime | “Storage Wars Alberta” | Daniel Baldassarre, Producer | CTV Two Alberta
Beluga | Allan Leader, Producer | Leader Productions
CBC TV News: From the Ashes | Briar Stewart & Terry Reith, Producers | CBC Edmonton
Diamond Trade | Erin Collins, Producer | CBC Calgary
Friday Night Lights | Okotoks Falcons Football | Alanna Nolan, Producer| Shaw TV Calgary
Sun Child Bisons Football | Adam Cook, Producer | CTV Edmonton
BEST DAILY NEWSCAST
CBC Calgary News at 6 | Brooks DeCillia & Leslie Kramer, Producers | CBC Calgary
CBC Edmonton News | Neill Fitzpatrick, Producer | CBC Edmonton
CBC Calgary News at 11 | Brooks DeCillia & Diane Yanko, Producers | CBC Calgary
Global Calgary News Hour | Shannon Morrow, Producer | Global Calgary
Global Edmonton News Hour | Michael Fulmes, Producer | Global Edmonton
BEST INFORMATION OR LIFESTYLE SERIES
Breakfast Television| Jennifer Baier & Andrea Pescod, Producers | City Calgary
OMNI’s – Multicultural Heroes | Jimmy Bustos & Richard Hardy, Producers | Delsur Films
Out of the Shadows | Rolfe Johannson, Producer | Shaw TV
Showhome Parade| Simon Morgan, Producer | Lindisfarne Productions (AB)
TELUS Optik Local: myEdmonton | “McCauley Apartments” | Blair Miller, Marni Wedin, Laura O’Grady, Mathew Embry & Ravinder Minhas, Producers | Spotlight Productions
The Proposal| Angelika Gawronski, Producer| Shaw TV Edmonton
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA)
Calgary Homeless Foundation | Kaelen Ohm, Producer | White Iron
Healthy U – “Alexander First Nation” | Hans J. Dys, Producer | FILMBratz Productions
Father Involvement Initiative | “Game Time” | Simon Morgan, Producer | Lindisfarne Productions (AB)
Father Involvement Initiative | “Tea Time” | Simon Morgan, Producer | Lindisfarne Productions (AB)
Little Warriors | “Hit” | Hans J. Dys, Producer | FILMBratz Productions
Little Warriors | “Prey” | Hans J. Dys, Producer | FILMBratz Productions
BEST TELEVISION HOST
Jennifer Martin | Alberta Primetime | CTV Two Alberta
Jill Belland | Breakfast Television| City Calgary
Leah Sarich| Breakfast Television| City Calgary
Ryan Jesperson| Breakfast Television | City Edmonton
Tara Stone | Breakfast Television | City Calgary
Ted Henley | City New Year’s Bash 2013 | City Calgary
See the list of finalists for Roise Awards in other categories.
The Alberta Film and Television Awards will be hosted by Edmonton stand up comedian and 630 CHED radio personality Andrew Grose. Andrew has been conspiring with last year’s host Steve Patterson to find out which industry members deserve a good roasting.
While Andrew Grose hosts on stage, Mark Connolly, co-host of CBC News Edmonton, will be sipping champagne with the winners of the evening in the Winners Circle live-streamed online at rosieawards.com.
To add to the entertainment, musical guests PEAR, the husband and wife duo Denis and Lynae Dufresne who headlined international fiddle sensation Barrage, is going to bring something Sweet N Gritty.
A Special Achievement Award will be given to Dave Thomas, a founding member of the seminal TV Comedy series SCTV, which was filmed in Edmonton from 1980-82. The Friend of the Industry Award will be given jointly to FAVA (Film & Video Arts Society of Alberta) and CSIF (Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers).
A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be given to Marg Pullishy posthumously. Marg Pullishy has been part of the film and television industry in Edmonton for over three decades. It was as a regular contributor in front of the camera with CFRN that she first introduced audiences to “Wednesday’s Child,” which highlighted the pressing need for adoption in the province.
There’s still a few tickets available for the Alberta Film & Television Awards on Saturday, May 25 at the Winspear in Edmonton. If you cannot make the event, be sure to catch the live streaming of the Winners’ Circle (thank you speeches), at rosieawards.com and follow the live twitter feed to see what is happening on stage.