‘Fargo’ & ‘Legion’ Cinematographer Craig Wrobleski on Coen Brothers Nods, Noah Hawley, and More

‘Fargo’ & ‘Legion’ Cinematographer Craig Wrobleski on Coen Brothers Nods, Noah Hawley, and More

 As more and more talent has moved to TV for long-form stories, the cinematic language of those stories has grown considerably to the point that the cinematography on shows like Game of ThronesBetter Call Saul, or Fargo and Legion rivals the work done on the big screen. It’s the latter two shows that are particularly interesting, as they’re both run by show-runner Noah Hawley, who approaches each season like one long feature film.

New partnership with China could mean big business for Alberta filmmakers

New partnership with China could mean big business for Alberta filmmakers

A partnership with China could be the boost the Alberta film industry needs.A memorandum of understanding between a delegation from Guangdong province and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association was signed Monday during the Banff World Media Festival.

First Nations World War 1 Hero Helps ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Find His Roots

First Nations World War 1 Hero Helps ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Find His Roots

“Wonder Woman” star Eugene Brave Rock looked to a First Nations hero for inspiration.

The Alberta-native who grew up in the Kainai Nation channelled World War I hero Mike Mountain Horse for his role as Chief, an opportunist who trades with both sides of the war in the ultra-successful “Wonder Woman".

Ice Blue: Female Film Director Takes Charge

Ice Blue: Female Film Director Takes Charge

It’s a surprising fact, but there hasn’t been a feature film made in Alberta by a female director in up to fifteen years. That is, until now. Ice Blue, directed by Sandi Somers and co-written by Jason Long (Chokeslam), is the first film to kickstart what producer Scott Lepp hopes will be an upward trend in female directors in the industry.

Filmmakers praise Alberta’s artistic attributes; Directors reveal new projects at Calgary Film Centre event

Filmmakers praise Alberta’s artistic attributes; Directors reveal new projects at Calgary Film Centre event

Alberta’s appeal as a film destination was the theme of a recent directors’ panel discussion at the Calgary Film Centre, where critically acclaimed American director Joe Carnahan used the (sound) stage to reveal his plans to film three new projects in the province.

Take a tour of Canada with 360-film experience Horizon

Take a tour of Canada with 360-film experience Horizon

SESQUI, a revolutionary 360-degree cinematic experience touring across Canada debuted Horizon on Thursday evening at the Telus Spark Centre in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.Horizon will be shown for free at the Telus Spark Centre on Neighbour Day, June 17, and Canada Day, July 1. 

Calgary Film Centre awards grants to six emerging Alberta filmmakers through Project Lab program

Calgary Film Centre awards grants to six emerging Alberta filmmakers through Project Lab program

A feminist satire about oil and gas workers, a kidnapping adventure and a dark comedy about the social-media revolution during Calgary’s 2008 oil boom are among the film projects that will receive funding and support from a new program overseen by the Calgary Film Centre.

RDC graduate wins Best Performance by an Alberta Actress Award

RDC graduate wins Best Performance by an Alberta Actress Award

Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts grad Carlee Ryski landed the ‘Best Performance by an Alberta Actress’ award at the Rosies last month.

The annual gala for the Alberta Film & Television Awards brings out Alberta’s brightest stars and industry professionals to celebrate the year’s best in production. More than 50 Rosie Awards were presented, recognizing excellence in all aspects of Alberta’s screen-based content.

Child actors take the Cannes Film Festival by storm

Child actors take the Cannes Film Festival by storm

CANNES, France – The Cannes Film Festival, with its late-night soirees and throngs of paparazzi, isn’t an ideal place for children. Few of its movies are PG-rated, nor is much of the nightlife.

Yet at this year’s Cannes, kid actors have delivered many of the festival’s most memorable performances, often by not just equaling their better-known and taller co-stars, but by towering above them. It’s the year of les enfants.