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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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Rosie Dransfeld: Searching for the Truth Behind the Curtain with a Camera and a Critical Eye

rosie-dransfeldEdmonton-based Gemini Award winning producer, director and writer Rosvita Dransfeld produces character-driven, cinema vérité feature documentaries. In a body of work that includes more than 300 short films and documentaries, the German-born filmmaker searches for ‘the truth behind the curtain’. She is dedicated to using cinema as a catalyst for social and political change and to writing, producing and directing powerful pieces of poetry on the human condition.

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Alberta Nominees for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards Announced on January 19, 2016

Canadian-Screen-Awards-2016Today the nominees for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards were announced including these from Alberta: Blackstone produced by Edmonton’s Prairie Dog Film & Television nominated for Best Dramatic Series. Calgary’s Young Drunk Punk (Seven24 Films) and Edmonton’s Tiny Plastic Men (Mosaic Entertainment) are both nominated for Best Comedy Series. Tiny Plastic Men is also nominated for Best Writing in a Comedy Program, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role.

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The Revenant: The Most Oscar-Nominated Movie Crewed by Albertans and Shot in Alberta to Date

Revenant movieThe Revenant’s 12 Oscar nominations will help make the epic survival tale a lasting calling card for Alberta’s talented crews and stunning scenery, says Calgary’s film commissioner in an interview with Eric Volmers, from the Calgary Herald. The film earned the most Oscar nominations of any film shot in Alberta and has already won Golden Globes for best drama, director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – with two Oscar wins ) and lead actor (Leonardo DiCaprio – looking for his first Oscar after five nominations).

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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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