How was the west(ern Canadian TV industry) won? Nominate your picks

For their 30th annivesary issue, Reel West Magazine is celebrating how the west was won with a look at the movies and TV shows that made the western Canadian industry real – and they want your help.

Which films and TV shows had the greatest impact on the western Canadian industry? Which launched careers or studios or locations or… fill in the blank.

This isn’t a “best of” or a “critic’s choice” list – they’re looking for productions that had a lasting impact. Productions can be 100% made in western Canada or they might be Hollywood hits.

TV shows will likely focus on series BUT if there’s a one-off TV movie or special or live event that had an impact on the industry, make a case for it. Hit them with your top ten lists – or just make a case for the one production you think matters or mattered most.

All nominations will be reviewed by an industry advisory panel who will determine which 30 movies and which 30 shows will be featured in the anniversary issue, which hits newstands and appears online in March.

By midnight February 9, send email nominations, post to their Facebook page, or Tweet at them. Include your name and contact info so they can quote you or let them know if you’d prefer not to be quoted.


3 thoughts on “How was the west(ern Canadian TV industry) won? Nominate your picks”

  1. Well, for Saskatchewan, Corner Gas would definitely be the one to name as having the biggest impact on the province. I can’t think of anything else that’s even come close.

      1. Well, didn’t that show run for almost 20 years? Over that time frame I can’t imagine how many people worked on that show. The X-Files would have been another important show for B.C. North of 60 would have been a big show for Alberta in the 90s and Heartland would be a big show recently. I think back to all the pre-2000s shows and most of them were filmed in Ontario.

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