Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

OMNI TV Alberta to Broadcast Zee Cine Awards on Sunday, February 19

OMNI TV AlbertaOMNI Television celebrates the best in Indian film with the three-hour broadcast of the Zee Cine Awards 2012, Sunday, February 19  OMNI. 2, OMNI Alberta and OMNI BC. Hosted by Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan (My Name is Khan) and Priyanka Chopra (Rah.One), the awards ceremony is the most prestigious recognition in the Indian film industry. Known as the biggest viewer’s choice awards for South Asian cinema, the three-hour broadcast celebrates the meaningful contributions and ground-breaking performances from 2011.

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Edmonton International Film Festival Presents the Oscar Nominated Short Films on Family Day

Edmonton Film FestivalThe Edmonton International Film Festival will present the nominees for Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film at public screenings in the Princess Theatre on February 20.  “Based on attendance and feedback from our immensely popular Lunchbox Shorts programme at the Edmonton International Film Festival, we know that our audiences adore bite-sized cinema!” says Kerrie Long, Festival Producer. “When was the last time you could admit (honestly) to seeing all of the Oscar Nominated Short Films?  This could be your first.  And, you  get boasting rights to seeing ALL of the nominees in these categories, versus just a handful of films in every other category.”

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Shaw Media Internships for Students with Permanent Physical Disabilities

Shaw MediaThe Shaw Media Internships for Students with Permanent Physical Disabilities are a series of internships designed to encourage and aid Canadian talent in establishing or furthering a career in the Canadian broadcast industry. These annual internships reflect Shaw Media’s commitment to the diversity of talent and perspectives that comprise our ever-changing Canadian culture. These annual internships, valued at approximately $10,000 each, are offered to Canadian students with permanent physical disabilities. The recipients will receive a challenging opportunity to work in private television in pursuit of a career in broadcasting. The students will be placed in three to four month paid internships at one of our Global television stations, or our Specialty television facility.

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Kevin Taft Launches “Follow the Money: Where is Alberta’s Wealth Going?” with Short Film by Tom Radford

Follow the Money Kevin Taft(Edmonton, CNW, January 18, 2012) How is it that a province as wealthy as Alberta is running deficits and says it must cut public services? Where is Alberta’s huge wealth really going? Those are two of the central questions that author Kevin Taft attempts to answer in a hard-hitting, fact-filled new book called “Follow the Money,” released today in Edmonton. Taft is a best-selling author and former leader of the Alberta Liberal Party. The book exposes the “big lie” that spending on public services in Canada’s richest province is out of control and that Alberta can no longer afford to fund things like education and health care at current levels. Oil is selling at $100/barrel, Alberta’s economy is booming, and still the government is cutting services and running deficits.

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New Romantic Comedy Now Shooting in Edmonton January 5 to 25, 2012

I Think I Do Edmonton FilmI Think I Do from Rocky Mountain Picture Company and Panacea Entertainment starring Mia Kirshner is now being shot and produced in Edmonton. I Think I Do is a romantic-relationship comedy about commitment, cold feet, the endurance of true love, the importance of family ties and the hard lesson learned that, try as we may, life simply does not go as planned. I Think I Do will be screened on W Network in Canada and Lifetime in the United States. Starring Canada’s Mia Kirshner along with Jenny Cooper, Sara Canning, James Thomas, the film is being made in Edmonton with a local crew and production team featuring locations and services from local vendors.

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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)