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Finalists for Alberta Film & Television Awards, Winners to be Announced on May 25

AMPIA AwardsTelevision Production is the foundation for most of the media production work being made in Alberta. Not only the dramatic series such as Blackstone (APTN), Heartland (CBC) and Hell On Wheels (AMC), or the reality series such as Hail Mary (Rogers), Oil Change (Sports Net West), or Pet Heroes (CMT), but also the daily newscasts, news features and news series, which are produced daily in both Edmonton and Calgary by CBC, CTV, Global and City. There are a lot of strong contenders in all news categories for Rosie Awards this year, and it is always very competitive, especially the Best TV Host!”

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Nora Gould Awarded 2013 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize

Nora GouldNora Gould, author of I see my love more clearly from a distance (Brick Books), received the 2013 Robert Kroetch City of Edmonton Book Prize.Presented annually at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, this award is carried out through a partnership between The City of Edmonton and the Writers Guild ofAlberta. The $10,000 award, is sponsored by Audrey’s Books and the Edmonton Arts Council. The award was presented on April 29, 2013 at the Mayors Celebration of the Arts in Edmonton

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The City Of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Shortlist Announced

W O Mitchell Book PrizeThe City of Calgary, the Writers Guild of Alberta and 17th Ave Retail Entertainment District are pleased to announce the short list authors for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, one of 17 awards presented as part of The Calgary Awards. The three finalists include Theanna Bischoff for Swallow (NeWest Press), Marcello di Cintio for Walls: Travels Along the Barricades (Goose Lane Editions), and Andrew Nikiforuk for The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Solitude (Greystone Books).

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AMPIA Announces Finalists for the 2013 Alberta Film & Television Awards

AMPIA AwardsThe Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta film, television and new media. From the 268 class entries and 415 craft entries comprising this year’s competition (up respectively 4.6% and 8.6% from 2012) the judges had a difficult but enjoyable challenge determining this year’s finalists. 164 Alberta productions, from commercials, new media, and both long and short form fiction and nonfiction are again vying for 23 Class awards.

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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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