Film/TV

 

Academy announces 2014 Canadian Screen Awards Winners

 

Ben Mulroney, Dina Pugliese, Cheryl Hickey

 

 

Toronto, ON - March 9, 2014 – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced 33 Canadian Screen Awards during the CBC Broadcast Gala, hosted live by comedy legend Martin Short from the prestigious Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Details on the winners in our story.

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The 13th annual ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth announces program

 

Atlantic Film Festival

 

 

Halifax, NS – The 13th annual ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, a production of the Atlantic Film Festival, announces its full program for educators, youth and families taking place from Sunday April 6 to Saturday, April 12 in Halifax and Dartmouth.

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John Moyes of Newfoundland Recognized by ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society

 

John Moyes

 

 

Toronto, ON, March 3, 2014 - Prolific Newfoundland thespian John Moyes will receive the 2014 Leslie Yeo award for Volunteerism awarded by Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS), the Insurance and Retirement plan provider for performers and screenwriters across Canada. Details in our story.

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Big Brother Season 2 Includes Three from the East Coast

 

Big Brother Canada

 

 

Toronto, ON - February. 26, 2014 - Following an extensive coast-to-coast search, Big Brother Canada is back with a new crew of eclectic houseguests competing in the follow-up season to the country's number one specialty reality series of 2013. Big Brother Canada returns on Wednesday, March 5 on Global and Slice. Three house guests hail from Atlantic Canada. We reveal them in our story.

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Cold Water Cowboy Brings Newfoundland Fishery to Discovery Channel

 

Cold Water Cowboys

 

 

Toronto, ON – February 24, 2014 - A vocation passed from father to son, the fishermen of "The Rock" have spanned generations. But disaster struck in 1992 when the cod stock collapsed and a moratorium was declared, effectively shutting the fishery down overnight. Many left the life of the sea... but not the Cold Water Cowboys. This original Canadian 10-part series journeys to Newfoundland to meet these men with salt water in their veins, and follows them through one intense fishing season.

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St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival Selected to Show Oscar Nominated Short Films

 

St. John's International Women's International Film Festival

 

 

St. John’s, NL – February 20, 2014 - You can include a few more categories in your Oscar pool this year! The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival has been selected to show this year’s Oscar-nominated short films! It’s the first time St. John’s has been included on the annual tour of Oscar shorts. Read our story on when to view these great films.

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Canadian Screen Award Nominee Ron James Begins Fifth Season on CBC

 

Ron James

 

Toronto, ON – February 18, 2014 – Five years of having a show on a Canadian network is a major accomplishment for anyone but Cape Breton native Ron James seems to take it in stride. Mind you, the icing on the cake came recently with his nomination for a Canadian Screen Award for lead actor in a comedy. He joins Jason Priestly, Gavin Crawford, Jesse Camacho, and Gerry Dee. Listen to our interview with Ron in our story.

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Federal Government Invests in Production Equipment for NB Filmmakers Co-Op

 

New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-op

 

Fredericton, N.B - February 17, 2014 - The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-op will purchase state-of the-art equipment to enable the organization to provide access to high-quality production resources and services for media artists throughout the region, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

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Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay

 

Ellen Page

 

Las Vegas, NV – February 15, 2014 - Nova Scotia actress Ellen Page has declared she is gay. Page told an audience at the Time to THRIVE conference, an LGBT youth event in Las Vegas Friday night she is "tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain. Watch a video of her statement in our story.

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Majumder Manor Season 2 Production underway in Newfoundland

 

Majumder Manor

 

Toronto, ON - February 13, 2014 – Production is underway on Season 2 of W Network’s Majumder Manor. The 10-episode series returns as one of Canada’s most beloved comedic talents continues on his monumental quest to put his tiny hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland on the map, literally. Produced by Take The Shot Productions Inc. in association with W Network, the second season includes 10 30-minute episodes and is scheduled to air spring 2014 on W Network.

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Moncton Filmmakers Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau Win Jury Award at Slamdance Film Festival

 

Slamdance Film Festival

 

Park City, UT – January 24, 2013 – This year’s Slamdance Documentary Jury Prize was selected by a panel of industry members Tim League, Monteith McCollum, and Herb Stratford. The Jury Award for Documentary Feature was Elliot, directed by Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau.

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DHX Media signs deals in Latin America

 

DHX Media

 

Halifax, NS, January 24, 2014 - DHX Media Ltd., a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children's entertainment content, has signed three licensing deals with TV and digital platforms in Latin America.

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Atlantic Canadian Women in Film and Television Taking Submissions for March 21-23 event in Halifax

 

Women in Film & Television

 

Halifax, NS - January 21, 2014 Women in Film and Television – Atlantic (WIFT-AT) presents Women Making Waves March 21-23 in Halifax. In a news release the organization says they “will once again rise above a new wave of industry controversy following the recent release of some 'shocking' statistics regarding the lack of women in the Director's chair.”

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