Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

2014 Banff World Media Festival Opens Rockie Award Program Competition

RockiesToday, the Banff World Media Festival announced the call for entries to the 2014 prestigious Rockies Program Competition, an internationally celebrated award that is given out at BANFF each June. Known affectionately throughout the world as ‘The Rockies’, BANFF’s program competition celebrates the “best of the best” in international television content.

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AMPIA Announces Speakers for the David Billington Award in Calgary, November 2

Murray Ord

Join AMPIA for the 25th Annual Billington Award Luncheon honouring Murray Ord on November 2, 2013 at the Delta Bow Valley in Calgary. Murray Ord’s career spans 35 years in the film and television industry in Alberta ranging from acting, production, and development to financing.

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Vue Magazine Releases Best of Edmonton 2013 Results for Radio, TV, Blogs, and more…

Best of EdmontonVoted on by readers of Edmonton’s Vue Magazine, here are this year’s best of the best in Edmonton for radio stations and show hosts, television stations, news anchors,  local podcasts, local fashion, food, arts and music blogs, best local Twitterers and more.

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Prominent Alberta Filmmakers to Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards from U of A

Alberta Media AwardsThree prominent Alberta filmmakers will receive recognition at the 2013 University of Alberta Alumni Awards on Wednesday, September 25: Kende Gee, director/producer writer for Lost Years, Phyllis Yaffe, from Alliance Atlantis Communications and Selwyn Jacob, an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

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Murray Ord to Receive the 25th Annual David Billington Award in Calgary on October 26

Murray OrdThe Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced that Calgary-based Producer Murray Ord will be honoured at the 2013 David Billington Award Luncheon to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Delta Bow Valley Hotel (Bow Valley Ballroom) in Calgary.  Murray Ord’s career spans 35 years in the film and television industry ranging from acting, production, and development to financing. “Murray Ord has been instrumental in bringing Hollywood to Alberta with films like Legend of the Falls, Brokeback Mountain and The Assassination of Jesse James. He has helped and continues to help our Alberta industry gain high-calibre experience.” says Bill Evans, Executive Director of the Alberta Media Production Industries Association.

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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)