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Published on July 14th, 2017 | by Meagan Hotz

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Vancouver: Industry News 7/14/17

♦ The Alberta-shot darkly comic crime series Fargo has netted 16 Emmy Award nominations for its third season, including recognition for a number of local crew members. Since the series debuted in 2014, it has been nominated for 52 Emmys and won five. This year, the FX series has been nominated for outstanding limited series, which pits it against Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan, Genius and The Night Of. Other nominations this year for Fargo include two for series creator Noah Hawley, one for writing and one for directing; a lead actor nod for Ewan McGregor… READ MORE

♦ Four brothers from the Slocan Valley have been garnering attention for their short films. Nathan, Jon, Heath and Thomas Affolter founded Affolter Entertainment in Vancouver in 2006 after they’d all finished with their studies. Their first project was making the music video “Soldier” with Shawn Hook (Hlookoff), who they grew up with. Since then, their short films have won or been nominated for over 60 awards — the latest of which is the top award for Telus STORYHIVE’s first ever animation edition… READ MORE

Zacharias Kunuk

♦ In typical Inuk fashion, when Zacharias Kunuk heard that he’d become a member of Hollywood’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he didn’t think much of it and instead went fishing. “We got about, maybe, 13 char that we plan to smoke,” said Kunuk, at his Kinguliit Productions office in Igloolik July 6. “It will be the first time trying to smoke a fish. We have it in salt and sugar right now and hopefully tonight, we start smoking it… READ MORE

♦ Local area filmmaker Floyd Favel is finally ready to start filming an indigenous film that has been in the works for a number of years. The project is Sweet Cherry Wine, and according to a news release issued this week, filming will take place on the Poundmaker First Nation from July 12 until July 17. The story, written by Favel, is set in the 1950s, as recounted in the present day by an elderly Cree woman as she spends her final days in hospital… READ MORE

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Meagan Hotz is a Canadian screenwriter with a soft spot for the strange. Having written numerous short films, including the award-winning Little Mermaid, recent feature debut Charlotte's Song, and a host of on-the-go projects, she currently lives in Vancouver with her husky and cactuses.



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