1. Jon Stewart is hosting the Academy Awards
2. Capote was filmed in and around Winnipeg, Manitoba
3. Brokeback Mountain was filmed in and around Calgary, Alberta
Where's a Canadian flag-waving icon when I need one? Nice to see our hard-working film crews recognized.
Premier Ralph Klein thanks Alberta Film Industry:
January 31, 2006
Brokeback Mountain to shine at Oscars
Alberta film crews building mountains of acclaim
Edmonton... The made-in-Alberta film, Brokeback Mountain has earned eight Academy Award nominations, more than any other film this year. The Oscars, and the other awards heaped on made-in-Alberta films this year, are expected to launch Alberta' s film industry into a new realm.
"Brokeback Mountain bears the reflection of the nearly 600 Albertans who worked on this film," says Economic Development Minister Clint Dunford. "The Alberta Film Commission markets Alberta for its scenic locations, and well-skilled film craftsmen and crew. I commend Alberta's film industry on their dedication and for the quality of work they have provided over the years."
Dan Chugg from the Alberta Film Commission is banking on the publicity. "We have sent out more locations packages this year than ever before. There is no doubt that the Oscar publicity generates business for the province. When (Clint Eastwood's) Unforgiven was nominated for nine Oscars in 1993, Alberta reaped the benefits in tourism and in new shoots."
Hank Williams First Nation, which was shot in Peace River, and feature film Six Figures, filmed in the Calgary area, also earned Genie award nominations.
The Alberta Film Commission (reporting to Alberta Economic Development) markets Alberta as a filming location, assists filmmakers with location information and scouting, and operates as a liaison with facilities, services, businesses and government.
For information on Alberta's film industry visit: www.albertafilm.ca
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Editor's Note: Brokeback Mountain has won 63 awards so far, and is nominated for another 24 that have not yet been awarded.
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For my darling misskitty: Here you go, Hon!
I gleefully heard that both the SAG Awards and Academy Awards were labeled as the PINK Awards this year, "pink" being a symbol of Gay Life. With BROKEBACK'S two gay men in love, CAPOTE'S gay writer, and TRANSAMERICA'S trannie-theme, I'm hoping that this helps push into American consciousness that "we're HERE, we're QUEER, and we just want to be accepted and and allowed to marry!"Originally Posted by misskitty
Nice article link, misskitty-kat!!! ~Lambi~
Still crazy, after all these shears
"lambikins, put the crack pipe down and back away from the keyboard." Unklescott
"lambikins... I have come to the conclusion that you are the Jedi Master of the Kitchen on FORT!" SuperBrat
Pink? What happened to lavender?