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Murray Ord to Receive the 25th Annual David Billington Award

Above: Murray Ord. Photo credit:Russell Moore Images

Above: Murray Ord, photo credit:Russell Moore Images

The Alberta Media Production Industries Association is pleased to announce that Calgary-based Producer Murray Ord will be honoured at the 2013 David Billington Award Luncheon to be held on Saturday, November 2, 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 (AMPIA). Murray Ord was the President of the Alberta Film Commission from 1996 to 2001.  During this productive time, he brought several high-profile projects to Alberta including Shanghai Noon starring Jackie Chan, Mystery Alaska with Russell Crowe, The Edge starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin, and the television series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Currently, Murray is a partner in Alberta Film Entertainment, a very successful Film and Television Production Company.  His co-production credits include Brokeback Mountain for Focus Features, The Assassination of Jesse James for Warner Brothers, The Ron Clark Story for Hallmark, Santa Baby I & II for ABC Family and The 19th Wife for Sony Television. While with Alberta Film Entertainment, Ord still finds time to stay involved in the film and television industry as a Board Director for The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and as a Creative Executive Producer of the hot singing group, REVV 52.  He is an Executive Member of Save Our Fine Arts (SOFA) insuring the preservation, expansion and promotion of excellence in fine arts programs in our Alberta schools, K-12 and Post Secondary.  As well, he is a member of The Director’s Guild of Canada (DGC), The Association of Canadian Television & Radio Artists (ACTRA) and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA). The David Billington Award is presented annually to an Albertan who has made an invaluable contribution to Alberta’s production community with their vision, passion and dedication. 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of the David Billington Award. Tickets to the David Billington Award Luncheon are available online or by mailing in a cheque and registration form (download PDF here). Early bird tickets will be on sale until October 11, 2013. Discounted Accommodations are available at our Partner Hotel the Delta Bow Valley. Guests can call 1-800-665-8571 and ask for the AMPIA rate ($119.00 per weekend night).