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Thank you – Alberta Film and Television Awards

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The Alberta Film & Television Awards held at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton this past Saturday May 25, 2013 brought out a large and beautiful crowd from the Alberta Film, Television, and Digital Media Industries.  With Andrew Grose keeping the show rolling with laughter, Mark Connolly interviewing and partying with the winners, and an after-party that went on until the wee hours of the morning, it was a good thing we could sleep in on Sunday to recuperate!

Highlights of the night included Mayor Mandel proclaiming May 25, 2013 as “AMPIA Day,”  moving music from Pear and big winners of the night: Hell on Wheels with six Rosies — including Best Dramatic Series, Best Production Designer/Art Director and Best Costume Designer and Rufus with four Rosies, including Best Dramatic Feature Film and Best Director Drama Over 30 Minutes).

Find the full list of winners at rosieawards.com which will be updated with thank-you speeches from YouTube throughout the week.  Photos from the event will be available mid-week.  Congratulations to all winners!  For more coverage of the Awards please see the following articles: Edmonton Journal Playback

Thank you to our Board of Directors, Events Committee, AMPIA and Awards Production Staff, all our judges, hosts, entertainment, video compilation partners, Venue partners the Winspear Centre and the Westin Edmonton Hotel, and especially all the volunteers involved in the Alberta Film and Television Awards.

Special Thanks to all our Sponsors:

Diamond Level
Alberta Film
Government of Alberta

Patron Level
Banff World Media Festival
CTV
Joe Media Group
Jump Studios
Colour by LookLabs

Platinum Level
Jet Music Inc
Idea Factory
NAIT
Studio Post
The Westin Edmonton

Gold Level
Aquila
Calgary Economic Development – Calgary Film Commission
CBC
Christie Lites
Cine Audio Visual
CTV Two
Delta Bow Valley
Edmonton Film Commission
Keylite Design
Propeller Studios Inc.
Shaw Media
SIM Digital
Spillwall Productions

Silver Level
Bishop & McKenzie
Coast Wholesale Appliances
Columbia Awards
Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.
Global Edmonton
Keen Eye
Kelly Brothers Productions
Lindisfarne Productions
Motion Picture Theatre Association of Alberta
Prairie Dog Film + Television
Priority Printing Ltd.
Red Deer College
SAIT Polytechnic
Samsung
SOCAN
Spotlight Productions

Bronze Level
AAMPTU
Applied Electronics
FM Systems
iLink Media Group
Mr. Mix Audio
Multimedia Risk
National Film Board
Seven24 Films
Solid Green
Winspear Centre

Alberta Film and Television Awards 2013

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The Alberta Film & Television Awards are right around the corner (Saturday May 25, 2013) at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton!  Make sure you purchase your tickets to meet the industry’s “movies” and shakers and join in on the increased networking opportunity with the two receptions we have planned:

6:30pm Opening Reception, Main Floor Lobby Sponsored by the Edmonton Film Commission

7:30pm Awards Show, Enmax Theatre

9:30pm Post Reception, Main Floor Lobby  Sponsored by Calgary Economic Development – Calgary Film Commission and Prairie Dog Film + Television

Program Details

Get ready for some great entertainment!  With only a few days until the show, get ready for some laughs, good food and good times!

The Alberta Film and Television Awards will be hosted by Edmonton stand up comedian and 630 CHED radio personality Andrew Grose (pictured right). Andrew has been conspiring with last year’s host Steve Patterson to find out which of our industry members deserve a good roasting.

While Andrew Grose hosts on stage, Mark Connolly (pictured left), co-host of CBC News Edmonton, will be sipping champagne with the winners of the evening in the Winners Circle (live-streamed online at rosieawards.com).

To add to the entertainment, musical guests PEAR, the husband and wife duo Denis and Lynae Dufresne who headlined international fiddle sensation Barrage, is going to bring something Sweet N Gritty.

A Special Achievement Award will be given to Dave Thomas (pictured right), a founding member of the seminal TV Comedy series SCTV, which was filmed in Edmonton from 1980-82.  The Friend of the Industry Award will be given jointly to FAVA (Film & Video Arts Society of Alberta) and CSIF (Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers).

A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be given to Marg Pullishy posthumously. Marg Pullishy has been part of the film and television industry in Edmonton for over three decades. It was as a regular contributor in front of the camera with CFRN that she first introduced audiences to “Wednesday’s Child,” which highlighted the pressing need for adoption in the province.

Come celebrate the year’s achievements in the Alberta Film, Television, Digital Media Industries. If you cannot make the event, be sure to catch the live streaming of the Winners’ Circle (thank you speeches), at rosieawards.com and follow the live twitter feed (@RosieAwards, #RosieAwards) to see what is happening on stage.

Thank you Sponsors:

Diamond Level
Alberta Film
Government of Alberta

Patron Level
Banff World Media Festival
CTV
Joe Media Group
Jump Studios
Colour by LookLabs

Platinum Level
Jet Music Inc
Idea Factory
NAIT
Studio Post
The Westin Edmonton

Gold Level
Aquila
Calgary Economic Development – Calgary Film Commission
CBC
Christie Lites
Cine Audio Visual
CTV Two
Delta Bow Valley
Edmonton Film Commission
Keylite Design
Propeller Studios Inc.
Shaw Media
SIM Digital
Spillwall Productions

Silver Level
Bishop & McKenzie
Coast Wholesale Appliances
Columbia Awards
Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.
Global Edmonton
Keen Eye
Kelly Brothers Productions
Lindisfarne Productions
Motion Picture Theatre Association of Alberta
Prairie Dog Film + Television
Priority Printing Ltd.
Red Deer College
SAIT Polytechnic
Samsung
SOCAN
Spotlight Productions

Bronze Level
AAMPTU
Applied Electronics
FM Systems
iLink Media Group
Mr. Mix Audio
Multimedia Risk
National Film Board
Seven24 Films
Solid Green
Winspear Centre

April 24: Alberta Film and Television Awards Nominees Announcement

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Hold on to your belt buckles as we announce the nominees for the Alberta Film & Television Awards on Wednesday April 24, 2013.  Join us for our media conference for all the excitement.  Please RSVP here by Monday April 22, 4pm as space is limited. The Media Conference will begin at 9:30am sharp in both Calgary and Edmonton.  Please allot an hour for the media conference. Media interested in attending should contact the Alberta Film & Television Awards Publicist – Gordon Imlach – gordonimlach@me.com – (403) 370-8195.

Details on ticket sales and accommodation partners will also be announced.

Calgary
The Den, 3rd Floor
Delta Bow Valley
209 4 Ave SE
Edmonton
The Chancellor Room
(Ballroom/ Banquet Level)
The Westin
10135 100 St NW

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AMPIA mourns the passing of Peter Lougheed

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From left: Premier Alison Redford, Peter and Jeanne Lougheed at the 38th Annual Alberta Film and Television Awards at the Hyatt Regency Calgary in May 2012.

AMPIA expresses its condolences to the family of former Alberta Premier, the Honourable Peter Lougheed, who passed away September 13, 2012.

AMPIA recently recognized Mr. Lougheed’s contribution to the television and film community, and to arts and culture in Alberta at the Alberta Film & Television Awards.

“Premier Lougheed was a legend in Alberta politics. His government set the stage in the Alberta cultural sector– which includes film, television and digital media– for growth and innovation,” said Josh Miller, President of AMPIA. “AMPIA was honoured to be able to bestow its first ever Award of Distinction to Premier Lougheed and his wife Jeanne at the 2012 Alberta Film and Television Awards last May, an evening that turned into a moving and memorable tribute to a man who has left a lasting legacy to our province and who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.”

Above: A special video tribute to Jeanne and Peter Lougheed that was presented at the Alberta Film & Television Awards.

Mr. Lougheed served as Premier of Alberta for fourteen years, from 1971 to 1985, during which time, he supported the first Alberta film festival, created the Alberta Film Commission, established the Alberta Motion Picture Development Corporation (AMPDC), and helped build arts organizations such as the Banff Centre, the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts in Calgary.

Mr. Lougheed graduated from the Harvard Business School after receiving his degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Alberta in Edmonton.  In 1986 he was a recipient of the Harvard Business School’s Alumni Achievement Award.  He was a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and a Companion of the Order of Canada.  He was the Canadian Co-Chair of the North American Forum, the Chancellor Emeritus of Queen’s University, and held Honourary Doctor of Laws degrees from eight Canadian universities.

Mr. Lougheed leaves behind his wife Jeanne in Calgary and their four children.