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Short Film “Must Kill Karl” Has Alberta Premiere At The Edmonton International Film Festival On October 6th

Must-Kill-KarlDirector Joe Kicak is pleased to announce that the short dark comedy MUST KILL KARL will have its Alberta Premiere at the Edmonton International Film Festival on October 6th 2017. Funded by Bravo!Fact, directed by Joe Kicak (Frigid) and written by Karen Moore (Workin’ Moms), Must Kill Karl stars Mike Lobel (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Karl.

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Rogers Communications Launches CityNews in Calgary and Edmonton on September 4

citynewsBeginning Monday, September 4, Calgarians and Edmontonians will get a fresh approach to local news with the launch of CityNews which will air nightly at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m, 7 days a week (in place of DinnerTV in Edmonton). The news department will be run by Scott Fralik who was born and raised in Edmonton before working in the U.S. for years. Scott returned to the city in 2008 at CBC, then moved over to become managing editor at CTV before accepting this position.

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Newly Formed Edmonton Screen Industries Office Begins Work

Edmonton-Screen-IndustriesToday, the newly formed Edmonton Screen Industries Office Society (ESIO) appeared in front of City Council’s Community and Public Services Committee to formalize their grant agreement of $530,000 for two years and to update councillors on their progress. “Screen industries” includes the full range of screen-based entertainment, education and training — from mobile, television, Internet streaming and theatrical release inclusive of live action, animation and interactive video games.

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Alberta Film – Gods Acre, a 2017 Alberta Film & Television Award Winner

Gods-AcreGods Acre, written and directed by Fort Chipewyan’s Kelton Stepanowich won the Rosie Award in the Best Short Dramatic category at the 2017 Alberta Film and Television Awards announced this past April. And no wonder! It is a haunting story told with few words, strong images, in-your-face close-ups and soothingly beautiful music.

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Calgary’s Seven 24 Films’ Wynonna Earp and Other Canadian Productions Earn 40 Rockie Award Nominations

Rockie-Awards 2017The Banff World Media Festival today unveiled the nominees for its annual program competition, which recognizes excellence in TV and digital content from around the world. More than 40 countries submitted projects, with winners set to be announced June 12 at a ceremony during the festival. Canadian productions dominated in the interactive content category with four of five nominations and with Calgary’s Seven 24 Wynonna Earp up for the best Sci-fi, Fantasy and Action production.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, 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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