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Canadian Screen Awards Announced!

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The 2017 Nominees for the Canadian Screen Awards have been announced this morning at simultaneous press conferences in Toronto and Montreal. Here are the highlights of our Albertan nominees!


  • Congrats to SEVEN24 Films for several nominations for Wynonna Earp, including: Best Achievement in Make-Up, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Writing in a Dramatic Series.
  • Prairie Dog Film + Television received 3 performance nominations for the series Blackstone, honouring actors Eric Schweig, Carmen Moore, and Julian Black Antelope.
  • Global Edmonton News at 6 is nominated for both Best Local Newscast and Best News Special (Fort McMurray Wildfire Evacuation).
  • Daryl McIntyre is nominated for Best News Anchor, Local – CTV News Edmonton.
  • Calgary Writer/Actor Andrew Phung is nominated for Best Performance in a Comedy Series (Kim’s Convenience).

Digital Media

  • Spotlight Productions has received two nominations for Queer Hutterite, including Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Non- Fiction and Best Direction by Laura O’ Grady. The series is produced by Blair Miller, Kim Guise, Jonas Woost, Ravinder Minhas, Mathew Embry and Laura O’ Grady. 
  • SEVEN24 Films is nominated for Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction for Wynonna Earp.
  • Upcoming Story Summit Speaker Patrick McGuire was nominated for two CSA’s for Best Original Program and Best Immersive Experience with VICE Media. (See more on Story Summit here)


  • The Northlander was nominated for Achievement in Make-Up

To see the full list of the 2017 Nominees for the Canadian Screen Awards, visit the official site here: http://www.academy.ca/category/2017-film-nominees/


Rockie Nominations for Alberta Producers

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The nominees for the Rockie Awards were announced on Friday, April 17 and four Alberta production companies have been recognized! The Rockie Awards, held each year at the Banff World Media Festival is the largest program competition of its kind, with industry members from over 40 countries participating in this prestigious awards program. The Rockie Awards celebrates narrative content across 26 categories in drama, documentary, kids, and digital.

The Great Human Odyssey by Clearwater Documentary has been been nominated in the Science and Technology category. This three-part series is a journey of discovery in the footsteps of our human ancestors, lead by host and filmmaker Niobe Thompson.


Niobe Thompson, Host of The Great Human Odyssey and co-founder of Clearwater Documentary.

The Emmy winning series FARGO is up for Best Serial Drama. Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes of Nomadic Pictures are co-producers on this hit series with MGM and FX Productions.  Season 2 of the series has been filming in Calgary.


The first season of Fargo featured Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.

Canada’s longest running series Heartland is nominated for Best Youth Fiction. Calgary’s Seven24 Films is lead by Alberta Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall.


Season 8 of Heartland brought in over one million viewers per episode.

Anaid Productions is nominated in the Lifestyle category for one of their longest running series, The Liquidator. Executive Producers Margaret Mardirossian and Helen Schmidt are behind several award-winning reality series such as X-Weighted, Family Restaurant and Hail Mary.

Canada’s liquidation guru, Jeff Schwarz

Canada’s liquidation guru, Jeff Schwarz.

Nominees come from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They are chosen by over 350 entertainment and media industry professionals from around the world. Congratulations to our AMPIA members and their cast & crew!

The award ceremony will be held on Monday, June 8 at 12:30pm MT.Click here for a full list the nominees.