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Wynonna Earp and Heartland win big at 2019 Alberta Film and Television Awards

Wynonna Earp, series actor Greg Lawson and Heartland‘s Amber Marshall were among the winners announced at last night’s 45th annual Rosie Awards held by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association in Edmonton.

Wynonna Earp took the trophy for Best Dramatic Series, while Greg Lawson—who plays Sheriff Nedley on the Syfy/Space drama—was honoured in the Best Performance by an Alberta Actor. Cathy Cowan and Jennifer Haffenden received awards for Best Production Designer/Art Director and Best Costume Designer, respectively.

Best Performance by an Alberta Actress went to Heartland‘s Amber Marshall; the family drama’s Dean Bennett was named Best Director. Equus: Story of the Horse was named Best Documentary Series.

Incorporated in 1973, the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) supports the film and television industry in Alberta.

Check out the full television and film winner’s list.


Comments and queries for the week of April 5

Love the Heartland series. Happy there is a Season 12 with all the great cast members. Can hardly wait until it airs. —Sue

I am really enjoying The Murders and really like the look Carter has given to the show. Well done! —John

I can’t believe that Anne with an E received Best Drama over the incomparable Cardinal and/or Murdoch Mysteries [at the Canadian Screen Awards]. Harrumph. The other winners were quite worthy, though. :) —D Mac

My family and I have enjoyed Murdoch Mysteries for years. It’s clever how the writers weave (past) real-life characters into the shows. In the next season, we’d like to see William and Julia realize their dream of having a child … because of Julia’s inability to conceive, it could be through adoption. There could be a young woman who was widowed when her husband died in a farming accident. Tragedy strikes, she contracts a rare disease and dies suddenly. Unbeknownst to Julia and William, the mother had named them as guardians of her infant child, because she had no living relatives and she knew that Julia and William would make good parents for her child. And how about a permanent love interest for George? He’s had enough heartache and is looking for love. Thanks for a great show! —Edith


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CBC announces first round of renewals for the 2019-20 season

From a media release:

As Canadian Screen Week kicks off and CBC celebrates 236 nominations at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, the national public broadcaster is confirming an initial round of original scripted and unscripted renewals for the upcoming 2019-20 season on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service. To date, 17 titles across drama, comedy, factual, arts and documentary programming have been confirmed to return, with additional renewals across all genres and content areas to be announced later this spring.

Returning series for 2019-20 confirmed to date are as follows:

  • ANNE WITH AN E (Season 3, 10×60, Northwood Entertainment)*
  • BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (Season 4, 10×30, Frantic Films)*
  • BURDEN OF TRUTH (Season 3, 8×60, ICF Films, Entertainment One and Eagle Vision)
  • CBC ARTS: EXHIBITIONISTS (Season 5, 26×30, CBC Arts)
  • CBC DOCS POV (Season 5, 18×60)
  • CORONER (Season 2, 8×60, Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios)
  • THE DETECTIVES (Season 3, 8×60, WAM Media GRP Inc.)
  • DRAGONS’ DEN (Season 14, 10×60, CBC)*
  • FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES (Season 3, 10×60, Shaftesbury)
  • THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW (Season 3, 9×60, Proper Television)*
  • HEARTLAND (Season 13, 10×60, Seven24 Films and Dynamo Films)
  • IN THE MAKING (Season 2, 8×30, White Pine Pictures)
  • KIM’S CONVENIENCE (Season 4, 13×30, Thunderbird Entertainment)*
  • MURDOCH MYSTERIES (Season 13, 18×60, Shaftesbury)
  • THE NATURE OF THINGS (Season 59, 18×60)
  • SCHITT’S CREEK (Season 6, final season – 14×30, Not A Real Company Productions Inc.)*
  • STILL STANDING (Season 5, 13×30, Frantic Films)*

*Previously announced as returning

CBC is celebrating 236 nominations at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, a new record for the national public broadcaster. ANNE WITH AN E and SCHITT’S CREEK each received 15 nominations – the most for any scripted series this year. THE NATURE OF THINGS was honoured with 21 nominations and CBC DOCS POV received seven. Other returning titles that were nominated include: BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (5), FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES (5), THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW (5), MURDOCH MYSTERIES (5), STILL STANDING (4), IN THE MAKING (3), THE DETECTIVES (2), BURDEN OF TRUTH (1) and DRAGONS’ DEN (1).


Link: Calgary child actor Lucian-River Chauhan is the new face on CBC’s Heartland

From Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald:

Link: Calgary child actor Lucian-River Chauhan is the new face on CBC’s Heartland
Lucian is the newest face on CBC’s family series Heartland, cast as a troubled boy named Luke who arrives at the Bartlett Ranch much in the same way that Ty (Graham Wardle) did 12 years earlier and Georgie (Alisha Newton) did seven years ago. Continue reading. 


Links: Heartland, Season 12

From Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald:

Link: Heartland’s steady work still affords actors a creative outlet
When the CBC hit family drama Heartland began airing in the U.S. 10 years ago, actor and director Chris Potter shared a theory with showrunner Heather Conkie about what might happen if it found an audience in America. Continue reading.

From Joe Belanger of the London Free Press:

Link: London-raised TV star Amber Marshall gets to ‘heart’ of her future
“It’s my dream job. I can’t imagine a better project suited for me than Heartland. And the fact it just goes on and on and on is incredible.” Continue reading.

From Charles Trapunski of Brief Take:

Link: Interview: Heartland’s Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle
“So much of television is in closed spaces–offices, etc.–where it’s focused inward and is very tight, whereas our show is very open. That allows people to open up, even subconsciously, and then take in that scenery and that beauty.” Continue reading.