Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Edmonton’s Prairie Dog Productions “Blackstone” TV Series a Winner at the Leos

Edmonton, Alberta (June 14, 2011) — Prairie Dog Film + Television is pleased to announce that
Blackstone received two awards at the Leo’s this weekend:

  • Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series – Carmen Moore
  • Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series – Damon Vignale

“We’re very thankful, and would like to congratulate all the nominees and everyone who worked on
Blackstone,” says Executive Producer, Ron E. Scott, who attended the Leo Awards on Saturday
June 11th in Vancouver, and recently announced that the series has been ‘green lit’ for a second
season. Blackstone also won three awards at The Rosies (Best Production Reflecting Cultural Diversity,
Best Alberta Actress – Roseanne Supernault, Best Sreenwriter Drama Over 30), which were
handed out in Edmonton on May 28th.

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10 Funny Public Service Ads About Serious Issues (VIDEOS)

Anyone who’s ever had to raise a sensitive or difficult subject knows there’s nothing like humor to break the ice. Armed with this approach, the non-profit Ad Council has, over the years, developed a number of very funny public service ads that seek to educate and inform about all kinds of serious issues — such as obesity, cancer, and adoption. See the videos on Huffington Post.

EMMEDIA Call for Participants – Canola Oil: Compression Camp | May 9 | Calgary

An Open Access Intensive Production Camp!

A tradition since 2002, EMMEDIA Compression Camps offer artists and independents the freedom to translate ideas and concepts into short videos that are compressed and uploaded for web-streaming on-line at Works can be experimental, performative, dramatic, reportage, documentary, even After Effects or Flash pieces, but can only have a maximum duration of five minutes, and is able to be completed in one or two sessions. All equipment and edit suites are provided free of charge for projects dedicated to this program. EMMEDIA staff and an artist will be on hand to provide creative and technical assistance and support.

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EMMEDIA Call for Submissions: OIL | Deadline June 1, 2011

Oil. It fuels our cars, it furnishes our homes, it feeds our debates, our wars. Oil, almost magic, which can be transformed into a multitude of products, toys, fertilizers, carpets, shampoo, insulation, golf balls, credit cards, lipsticks, plastic bags, bottles. A strange philosophers’ stone giving immortality to pop bottles and plastic forks.
How are we going to negotiate our dependency and oil addiction with our environmental concerns? Who defines the Industry practices? How can the individual contribute to the emergence of solutions? What is the role of the artist, writer, poet?

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National Film Board Information Session in Edmonton, March 24

NFB NOW : A Linear & Digital Information Session

Attention Edmonton filmmakers, digital creators, and artists – are you interested in developing a film or interactive project with the NFB? Do you have strong story ideas, either linear or digital, that push boundaries in both form and content? Are you looking for new storytelling challenges?

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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)