Trans Atlantic Co Production Participants Chosen

Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners, co-presented by Canada’s Strategic Partners, Germany’s Erich Pommer Institut and New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project. The 2011 event is an intensive, three-module film training program for producers seeking co-production and co-venture professional development. It kicks off in Berlin in June before moving to Halifax and New York in September. The Strategic Partners’ call for producer applications and industry registrations is now open. Deadline is July 11. Apply online at Some of the highlights: - Canadians Karyn Edwards, Brightlight Pictures, Vancouver (Fifty…
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'Stargate' Roars at Canada's Leo Awards

With so much fuss being made about J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, it's easy to forget that there is another successful franchise out there with Star... in the title. That would be Stargate, which is due for its own sort of makeover later this year with the premiere of Stargate Universe. This is no sign that the concept is struggling, though. Indeed, the slew of awards that Stargate productions won at the recent Leo Awards in Vancouver, British Columbia (the home base of CinemaSpy) shows that it continues to be admired.

The Leo Awards are presented by the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of B.C.. They were established in 1998 to celebrate excellence in film and television productions that are made in the province. Stargate series and movies are largely filmed in Vancouver. At this years Celebration and Gala Ceremonies for the Leos, which took place on May 8 and
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