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Banff announces Rockies nominees at MIPTV

The Banff World Television Festival and nextMEDIA have revealed the Banff World Television Award nominees, which are chosen out of 900 entries from more than 43 countries.
April 12, 2010

The Banff World Television Festival and nextMEDIA have revealed the Banff World Television Award nominees, which are chosen out of 900 entries from more than 43 countries. The nominees were announced at MIPTV and include BBC Scotland’s Jimmy’s Food Factory: Breakfast; Dragonfly Film & Television Production Company’s Kill It, Cook It, Eat It: Fast Food; Frantic Films’ Pitchin’ In: Shrimp for the Food Network Canada; Retirement Living’s The Florence Henderson Show: Joan Collins/Dick Van Patten and two episodes of Frantic Films’ Til Debt Do Us Part, which are all in the running for Lifestyle and Information Programs. In the Reality Format Programs category, nominees are Love Productions’ Famous Rich And Homeless; GRB Entertainment’s Intervention: Gabe; Gorilla Media Inc’s Make The Politician Work: Peter MacKay; Twenty Twenty Television’s The Choir: Unsung Town and Granada America Productions’ THE FIRST 48: Cold As Ice. For the History and Biography award, the nominees are BBC’s Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain: The Great War & Having a Ball; Pioneer Productions’ Christianity: A History; Wild Dream Films’ Death Masks; TagTraum’s Summer ’39; Broadview TV GmbH’s The Miracle of Leipzig and Reda Productions’ WWII in HD. The awards, also known as the ‘Rockies’, will also be recognizing pilots with the inaugural Banff International Pilots Competition and Awards. The full list of nominees can be seen here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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