ACTRA Awards, All Nations Network, Tory’s Trip to Hollywood, Reel Fun in Calgary

(Via PRNewswire) Congratulations to all  winners of the 14th Annual ACTRA Awards, which took place Saturday night in TO. They include Catherine O’Hara (Best Performance — Female, for Schitt’s Creek, “Wine and Roses”) and Christopher Plummer (Best Performance — Male, for Remember.) ACTRA’s pioneering stunt performers also received a special presentation.

(Via MarketWired) Congratulations also to Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), which has announced it’s expanding into the U.S. market with a sister channel, All Nations Network (ANN). The new network will offer 24-hour broadcast of “programming written, produced, and directed by Native Americans, among others.”

TO Mayor John Tory’s going to Hollywood, writes Peter Kuitenbrouwer in The Financial Post, in  hopes of bringing even more film production to his city. He’ll host “an Evening with Canada’s Stars” at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, and presumably dress more quietly than his predecessor Rob Ford in the same town two years ago . . .

Calgary’s Reel Fun Film Festival starts today, and The Calgary Herald’s Eric Volmers is, as usual, right in there with suggestions on what to see. That includes documentary Landfill Harmonic and “based on a true story” films Uniondale Ghost and Paper Airplanes. A couple of long unseen classics also come back out for the Festival.

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