Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

MasterChef Canada: Premieres Tonight With Six Alberta Chefs in Competition

MasterChef Canada CTVThe biggest culinary competition in the world has come to Canada with home cooks from all over Canada, including seven chefs from Alberta, compete to earn the coveted title of MasterChef Canada. MasterChef Canada is Canadian version of the U.K. series, which also has versions in 400 other countries around the world and ranked the most popular TV program in Australia.

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FX Canada Shooting “Fargo” a 10 Episode Mini-Series in Calgary & Looking for Extras

Fargo Mini Series CalgaryFargo, a 10-episode mini-series based on the 1996 Coen Brothers’ Oscar-winning crime drama of the same name, is now shooting in Calgary. The series is a macabre thriller and black comedy based on a local pregnant cop who investigates a man who has arranged for his wife to be kidnapped so that her rich father will pay a ransom.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Alberta | January & February 2014

Banff Festival The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings mountain films to thousands of people who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies for the annual November festival.  The world tour began in 1986 as an outreach program to bring the festival to other communities and share the efforts and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers with a larger audience.

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Rogers Communications Sets Up Shop in Alberta at Rogers Place in Downtown Edmonton

Rogers Place EdmontonAt a media conference in Edmonton today, the Edmonton Oilers, Rexall Sports Corporation and Rogers Communications announced Rogers’ purchase of naming rights for the future home of the Edmonton Oilers. The new arena, set to open in 2016, will be called Rogers Place. This announcement follows on the heels of other significant announcements Rogers made this year.

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Alberta Filmmakers Win Awards Galore

Alberta Film TV AwardsAlberta filmmakers have recently won a number of national and international awards. At this year’s Directors Guild of Canada Awards, Alberta was well represented! Check out the DGC Award winners from Alberta and other awards recently earned by Alberta’s filmakers and media producers.

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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)