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Historic Alberta Election Featured in Documentary to be Screened at Metro Cinema on March 2, 2016

Notley“Day of Change” by Edmonton filmmaker Kelly Wolfert is a look at the events taking place in Alberta’s provincial election May 5th, 2015. Following candidates new to politics, veteran politicians, supporters, volunteers and members of various political parties, “Day of Change” takes a personal, behind-the-scenes look at the NDP Victory that changed the landscape of Alberta and Canadian politics like no election in recent history.

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World Premiere of “Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest” by Alberta Filmmaker Premieres on February 24

wolverine-filmmakerWolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest recounts the fascinating story of Emmy Award winning Alberta wildlife filmmaker Andrew Manske’s relentless, five-year quest to find and film one of the most legendary and elusive creatures on the planet. The wolverine is a small animal with a big reputation. It might weigh less than 20 kilograms, but this intrepid member of the weasel family has been known to back down marauding bears and wolves in defense of its young or its food.

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Edmonton International Film Festival to Screen Live Action & Animation Oscar Nominees on February 24 & 25

Edm-Film-FestivalWhen’s the last time you watched all of the OSCAR® nominated films in any category? And the short film nominees? We hope your answer is ‘Well, actually, it was just last year. When the good folks at EIFF brought them to Edmonton’. They’re back again this year. Seating for these exclusive screenings are limited, so purchase tickets in advance (all major credit cards accepted). A select number of tix will be available at the EIFF box office located at Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre day-of, 1-hour before showtime.

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Edmonton Film Shot in 3D Wins International Tech Award

40-BelowProducer Andrew Scholotiuk and director Dylan Pearce have won a Lumiere Award from the Advanced Imaging Society for their 3D work in the romantic comedy 40 Below and Falling. Scholotiuk and Pearce (recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for best director) accepted the 3D Feature Jury Prize for 40 Below and Falling on January 27 at Warner Bros. Studio in Los Angeles. Past recipients of the Lumiere award include Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee and James Cameron.

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Shaw Communication Brings Comcast X1 Technology to Canada with FreeRange TV

Shaw Free Range TVOn January 6, 2016, Shaw Communications released FreeRange TV, a product that simplifies the subscription-TV experience for consumers using U.S. media giant Comcast’s X1 platform technology. Comcast’s IP-capable video platform that uses a cloud-based interface for set-tops and mobile devices. FreeRange TV is a cloud-based mobile product that delivers Shaw subscribers’ TV and OTT products (i.e. Shomi) and programming to consumers in a single app.

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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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