Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Edmonton’s Mosiac Entertainment Wraps Principal Photography on #Roxy, a New Romantic Comedy for Teens

Jake-ShortEdmonton-based Mosaic Entertainment just wrapped principal photography on a new feature film titled #Roxy. Shot in Edmonton and St. Albert, #Roxy, a teenage romantic-comedy, is a modern retelling of the 19th century verse play Cyrano de Bergerac. It is a younger version of the 1987 romantic comedy Roxanne starring Steve Martin, as a firefighter with a huge nose in love with a beautiful newcomer.

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Newcap Radio Launches Emerging Talent Program


newcap radio logoNewcap Radio marked Canada Day by launching an initiative promoting emerging Canadian music talents on its network of stations and affiliated social media networks. In a marketplace offering fewer opportunities to starter acts, the benefits are huge for those trying to gain traction and attention nationwide. Newcap has done innumerable initiatives for emerging Canadian artists in the past–but this is the first time the broadcast company has leveraged its size and scope in this way.

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The CRTC Takes Measures to Ensure Canadians Have Access to Local Programming That Reflects Their Needs and Interests.

Local-NewsNew minimum thresholds for local news will be imposed on all local private television broadcasters. Also, the large private broadcasters will now have the necessary flexibility to keep local stations open and fund the production of local news programming. This represents up to $67 million that could be available for local news. In addition, the CRTC is creating the Independent Local News Fund to give independent stations access to approximately $23 million dollars to produce high-quality local news programming.

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Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association 2015 Awards of Excellence & Photography Winners Announced on May 27

AWNA-AwardsThe Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association’s ‘Better Newspaper Award’ winners were announced on May 27, 2016 at the Westin Edmonton at the culmination of a conference co-hosted by Newspapers Canada,  Association de la presse francophone and the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association. The AWNA’s awards were announced in three categories: General Excellence in newspaper publishing, Awards of Excellence and Excellence in Photography. 

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Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the Winners of the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards

WGA-logoOn Saturday, June 4, at a Wine & Cheese Gala at the MacDonald Hall at SAIT in Calgary, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta announced the 2016 Alberta Literary Award Winners. The wrap up celebration of the 34th anniversary of the awards and this year’s conference, Creativity & Happiness, was attended by 120 writers from across Alberta. This year, jurors deliberated over 250 submissions to select 25 finalists in eight categories from which they selected these award winners:

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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)