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156 nominees are now down to 26 winners in their respective categories. Each will now compete for one of five Best-Of-Genre Awards, determined at the Alberta Film Rockie Awards Luncheon.
Mitchell Hurwitz, Emmy, TCA, and WGA Award winning writer and producer best known for creating and executive producing the genre-breaking television show Arrested Development, will be featured in two sessions at the 2014 Banff World Media Festival!
Ben Silverman, Founder and Chairman of Electus, will accept the 2014 Award of Excellence in Digital Innovation. Silverman is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning executive producer of several hit TV series including The Office, Ugly Betty, The Biggest Loser, andthe upcoming Jane The Virgin and Marco Polo franchise as well as the movie Hands of Stone.
The Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce beloved Canadian actor, songwriter and TV game and talk show host, Alan Thicke, as the recipient of this year’s prestigious Canadian Award of Distinction. Thicke will be honoured at the four day festival which takes place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from June 8-11th. Presented to a Canadian whose body of work illustrates outstanding achievement, the Canadian Award of Distinction will celebrate the new industry standards set by Thicke’s tremendous professional achievements. Presented in partnership with Entertainment One (eOne), Thicke will accept the honor at the annual Rockie Awards Gala, a star-studded ceremony that awards some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Past recipients include Will Arnett, Howie Mandel, Eric McCormack and Martin Short.
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Meet with top international development executives from the world's leading networks, broadcasters, production companies & MORE!
Rockie Awards Program Competition
The Rockie Awards is one of the world’s most important program competitions, celebrating the “best of the best” of television and digital media content from across the globe.
Kids & Animation
High-level analysis of production, featuring the insights of the most powerful industry leaders actively creating Kids & Animation programming today.
Unscripted
Discover what the future holds for unscripted entertainment! BANFF's unscripted program will investigate, interrogate and open up a dialogue exploring strategies for bringing factual content to the next level.
Scripted
Scripted stream aims to make you laugh, make you think, and provide you with access to some of the best showrunners around.
Networking
Network with national & international producers, content creators, broadcasters and development executives at BANFF breakfasts, lunches, events and parties.
nextMEDIA
The nextMEDIA stream at BANFF will provide insight into the rapidly evolving digital media ecosystem, exploring critical themes related to how digital content is created, distributed, consumed and monetized, and looking forward to future trends.
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