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National Film Board Information Session in Edmonton, March 24

NFB NOW : A Linear & Digital Information Session

Attention Edmonton filmmakers, digital creators, and artists – are you interested in developing a film or interactive project with the NFB? Do you have strong story ideas, either linear or digital, that push boundaries in both form and content? Are you looking for new storytelling challenges?

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Edmontonians Inviting Nominations for Sizzling Twenty Under 30

2011 NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2011

Over the past nine years, Edmontonians has profiled 180 dynamic, young entrepreneurs in its Sizzling Twenty under 30 special editions. The tradition will continue in September when the faces and stories of another 20 men and women from the Capital Region will fill the pages.

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Alberta TV Station Profile: Sun TV News Network to Launch April 18, 2011

SunTV News logoQuebecor, a Montreal based communications company chaired by former PM Brian Mulroney, is set to launch the Sun TV News Network on April 18, 2011. The conservative all-news channel is hoping to replicate the success of the Fox News Network in the US, News Corporation property owned by a Rupert Murdoch.

Sun News will go beyond the headlines and to cover the full range of stories that impact our society, our democracy and our economy – using a format that has attracted viewers in Quebec, the United States and further abroad.

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Edmonton’s Hired Gun Films Produces First in Documentary Film Series Featuring Bill Bourne

Bill Bourne on For the RecordFor the Record is a documentary film series produced by Edmonton filmmaker Ben Babchishin to document the creative process in singer/songwriters as they record new work. The series follows artists as they create organic world music, including folk, blues, reggae or any other genre of indigenous sound. The show is a hybrid, mixing elements of both documentary and reality tv and it’s being produced independently and primarily promoted and marketed online. Bill Bourne is the first singer/songwriter featured in the series. Below is a 5 minute trailer produced, written and directed by Ben Baby for Hired Gun Films, a cut from one of the tracks of his soon to be released album “free radio dance Band.”

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Citytv Announces Addition of Local Programs in Calgary

Citytv announced the addition of two local programs to its schedule in Calgary and Toronto.  In Spring 2011, Citytv plans to broadcast a new half-hour suppertime program in Calgary and  CityNews will return to weekends on Citytv in Toronto.

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Shaw Sports Channel Among Speciality Channel Applications

Shaw Media (owners of Shaw Cable, Global TV etc.) have applied to the CRTC to launch their own mainstream sports channel Shaw Media Sports. Shaw is just the latest media giant to apply to the CRTC for this since the CRTC rules that sports channels could now compete with the first (and for the longest time protected) mainstream sports channel, TSN.

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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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