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650 Extras Needed for Hollywood Film Shoot in Winnipeg

650 Extras Needed for Hollywood Film Shoot in Winnipeg

Movie Shoot

A casting call has gone out for 650 paid extras to work on a major Hollywood feature film shooting in Winnipeg later this month.

The paid background performers must be available on April 19 for a full 12 hours.

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Three Manitoba Companies Nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards

Three Manitoba Companies Nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards

Canadian Screen Awards

WINNIPEG — Three Manitoba companies have been nominated for a combined 13 Canadian Screen Awards.

Eagle Vision Inc., Merit Motion Pictures and Frantic Films picked up the nods for categories such as Best Factual Series, Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series and Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series.

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‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

By RoseAnna Schick (@ras_creative)

A Life on the Line
A Life on the Line premieres January 14 at 6 p.m. on APTN. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)
Sam Karney
Filmmaker Sam Karney revisits his roots in the one-hour documentary. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — When Sam Karney set out to make a news piece about his father’s trapline, he unknowingly set the course for something much larger. This weekend, his one-hour documentary “A Life on the Line” debuts on APTN, revealing what turned out to be a heart-warming story about reconnecting with family, tradition, and history.

“For as long as I can remember, fur trapping has been in my life,” says Karney, a Métis filmmaker from Roblin, Manitoba. “My dad Chuck started working on a trapline when I was very young, so to me, the sights and smells became everyday things.”

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