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ROSIES: Celebrating Women in the Industry

By AB Film & TV Awards

The theme of the 2017 Rosie Awards and Gala will celebrate women in Alberta’s film, television and media industry. Throughout the evening, segments on Alberta’s past, present and future contributors will be showcased, with a video montage of women in their element, behind the camera and on the screen!

“Since the day AMPIA was founded women have played a critical role within the entire industry at both the provincial and federal level. I couldn’t be more pleased that this year’s Rosie Awards will be a celebration of those pioneers and their contemporary trailblazers who continue to shape our industry as content creators, role models and leaders.”
– Michael Jorgensen, Chair of the AMPIA Executive Board

This year will be the 43rd celebration of the Alberta Film & Television Awards, hosted by award-winning actress Michelle Thrush. Tickets are open to the public and will be released after the Rosie Nominees are announced on Tuesday, March 28. 

Please contact Briar Greenhalgh for more info.

Donovan Workun to Host Rosies Gala!

By AB Film & TV Awards

We are pleased to announce that Edmonton Comedian and Actor Donovan Workun will be hosting the 2015 Rosies Gala! Donovan has been a professional improviser for 25 years. As the founding Member of The Atomic Improv Co. and Rapid Fire Theatre, Donovan is a 3 time world improv champion. He has performed across North America, the Caribbean and Europe including several showcases at L.A.’s “Laugh Factory” and Montreal’s “Just for Laughs” where he won their first international Improv tournament. On stage he has improvised with Wayne Brady, Colin Mocherie, and Brad Sherwood of ABC tv’s “Whose Line is it Anyway.”

Donovan’s improv skills have translated well into dozens of film, television and radio roles working alongside Second City alumni Dave Thomas, and Joe Flaherty, and Mike Myers. He’s shared the screen with Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, Demi Moore, Tim Curry, and Patrick Swayze.  He has been thrown from a horse, driven a tank, run nude through crowds, and even set on fire, all in the name of comedy. Donovan can be heard every week in his own national CBC radio-one comedy series “The Irrelevant Show.”  He has been featured in numerous national print and television ad campaigns selling anything from pizza, to banking for several national institutions or furniture for Canada’s largest retailer “The Brick.”  You can see Donovan this fall on CMT Canada’s newest reality show Ice Racer Showdown

Donovan continues to be one of the hardest working Improvisors in Canada.  With Atomic Improv. he is continually headlining corporate events for some of Canada’s biggest companies, like Suncor and ATB.  If he’s not performing, he’s teaching youth at risk through AADAC, and YESS or training companies The Power of Yes! With his business improv program.

For fun Donovan Improvises with Internationally acclaimed Die-Nasty the founders of the 52 hour long Soap-A-Thon which has become a hit all over the world. There long form improvised soap opera has been a main stay in Edmonton for 23 years. When Workun isn’t on stage or teaching improv he spends time with his two children racing BMX bikes.