Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Shot and Produced TV Series Fargo Nominated for 18 Emmy Awards and Gets a Green Light for Series Two

Emmy AwardsAlbertans working on U.S. and international series shot or posted in Canada earned a number of Emmy nominations. Calgary’s Jackie Lind is nominated for best casting perhaps due to the fact that the Alberta-shot FX series Fargo was nominated in all acting categories. Also nominated for work on the mini-series is Albertan Frank Laratta, for Outstanding Sound Editing in a mini-series. In all Fargo received 18 Emmy Award announced on July 10, 2014.

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Alberta Film: “Grey Glory” Produced, Written and Directed by Brandy Yanchyk

Grey-Glory Grey Glory is a heartwarming and inspirational documentary produced, written and directed by Edmonton’s Brandy Yanchyk. The documentary tells the stories of Canadian seniors who are pushing their bodies to the limit and redefining perceptions of aging. The film aired in English and also Ukrainian on Rogers’ OMNI TV on July 5th and 6th, 2014.

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Call for Entries Open for the 2014 Edmonton Film Prize until August 15, 2014

Edmonton Film PrizeIf you’re a film-maker, have an Edmonton address and a brilliant piece of screened work, you could be eligible for $10,000 – courtesy of the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC).  The Edmonton Film Prize is a $10,000 annual cash prize to recognize an Edmonton-based filmmaker who demonstrates artistic and technical excellence as filmmaker. The Edmonton Film Prize was created in 2012 to formally acknowledge the best in Edmonton’s screen-based industries. 

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Edmonton’s Global Vision Festival Ends on a High Note with Announcement of 2014 Film Award Winners

Global Visions FestivalThe 2014 Global Visions Festival wrapped on a high note on May 15, with a huge crowd on hand for their crowd-pleasing Closing Night film, Mistaken for Strangers. The celebration included the announcement of the 2014 Film Awards, featuring six Juried Awards and the 2014 City Television Audience Award along with the Top 10 films as choosen by the audience.

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AMPIA to Announce Rosie Award Winners for Outstanding Media Productions in Alberta on April 12 in Calgary

AMPIA Awards AlbertaThe Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced the finalists for the 40th Annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta film, television and new media. W ith over five hundred entries submitted, the judges had to make several difficult decisions in determining the winners that will be announced at a Gala on Saturday, April 12 in Calgary.

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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)