Thursday, June 25, 2009

Calgary named Host City for 2009 Gemini Awards

For the first time, on November 14, 2009, the Gemini Awards will visit Alberta.

The City of Calgary was announced as the host by The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) along with broadcast partner, Canwest, the Government of Alberta, Tourism Calgary and Calgary Economic Development.

“The Geminis represent the national scope of Canadian television” said Sara Morton, CEO of ACCT in a news release. “Calgary is a hotbed of film and television activity and continues to attract major productions. We couldn’t ask for a better setting for an event that celebrates the best and brightest in Canada’s English-language television industry.” Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Alberta Culture and Community Spirit said, “The eyes of the country will be on Calgary and on Alberta. The Geminis will not only help to promote our province as a cultural tourism destination, but will showcase the wealth of talent and expertise of Alberta’s television production community.”

The Gemini Awards represents one more significant addition to Calgary’s calendar of events in 2009. The venue and broadcast timeslot for the 2009 Gemini Awards will be announced in the coming months.

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