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Calgary to Get New $22.5 Million Film Studio & Sound Stage by Summer 2015

New Film Studio CalgarySouthern Alberta will soon have a new film studio and its first permanent sound stage. The studio is estimated to cost $22.5 million, open in the summer of 2015 and will be developed by Calgary Economic Development.

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Alberta Film: Preview of “Interstellar” Directed by Christopher Nolan by Kate Voss

Christopher NolanThe talented director Christopher Nolan is well known for his non-linear timelines, obsessive and unreliable characters, endings which are available to be left up to interpretation, and, of course, his dreamlike settings and attention to landscape. His latest directorial venture Interstellar, a shot in Alberta sci-fi adventure will be in theatres November 7, 2014.

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Two Calgary Filmmakers Selected to Attend National Screen Institute’s Features First Program

National Screen InstituteCalgary filmmaking duo Scott Westby and Matt Watterworth from Calgary’s Full Swing Productions are one of four teams selected to participate in the National Screen Institute’s Features First program. The program offers an opportunity to fully develop a feature film.

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Painkillers a Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Colm Feore Now Shooting in Calgary and Drumheller

Monday was the first day of principle photography for the sci-fi thriller Painkillers Colm Feore Albertastarring Colm Feore along with Calgary-born actress Eric Durance and Battlestar Galactica‘s Tahmoh Penikett, Lesley Ann Brandt, Julia Voth and Calgary actors Tom Carey, Roger LeBlanc and Travis Friesen.

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Alberta Productions Nominated for 2014 Canadian Screen Awards

Canadian Screen Awards 2014Alberta productions received top honours from The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television at the announcement of the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards on January 13th.  Edmonton’s Tiny Plastic Men (airing on Super Channel) and  Blackstone (airing on APTN) both received nominations for Best Comedy Series and Best Dramatic Series, respectively.

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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)