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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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AMPIA Announces the 2017 Rosie Award Winners for Excellence in Film, TV & Multimedia Productions in Alberta

The 2017 nominations for the Alberta Film and Television Awards, dubbed the Rosies, were announced in downtown Calgary on April 29 by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), with Calgary  production companies Joe Media Group and SEVEN/24 Films tied for the most finalists with 17 each. 

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The Best in Documentary Film and Media Arts is in Edmonton at Northwestfest 2017 May 5 to 14

NorthwestFestNorthwestFest  announces the line-up for the 2017 festival, featuring the best in new documentary features, short films, media arts, and more. Running May 5-14, 2017 in various locations, this year’s program has something for everyone. Whether you’re curious about America’s best session musicians, daredevils, spelling bees, or scientology, NorthwestFest has you covered.

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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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