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24-07-2008, 09:07 AM
By BILL KAUFMANN ([email protected]), SUN MEDIA
July 24, 2008

CALGARY -- Ripping a page from a Hollywood tour promoter's script, local economic boosters have rolled out their own maps to the stars.

In a bid to spread tourism dollars throughout rural areas, tours are spotlighting locations of movies shot in Alberta.

Celluloid enthusiasts are directed to Morley, which hosted scenes of the Brad Pitt-Aidan Quinn romantic drama Legends of the Fall and the 2002 western Open Range.

Calgary's Heritage Park is on one tour for its role in The Assassination of Jesse James.

An economic coalition centring mainly on southern Alberta has already paid dividends, said Troy Payne of the Calgary Regional Partnership.


Dusty Bear
24-07-2008, 09:45 AM
It's a cool idea, but I was somewhat disappointed to see the www.albertamoviemaps.com page only suggests southern Alberta tours. The Assassination of Jesse James was partly filmed at Fort Edmonton Park. I hope that is included in the actual map.

24-07-2008, 10:30 AM
Mega film studio plan for Calgary revealed
-- Idea 'has a lot of momentum'

Calgary Herald
Published: Thursday, July 24, 2008

Construction of a long talked-about movie studio in Calgary to improve the city's floundering film industry may be near, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Los Angeles-based movie industry publication reported late Wednesday the Alberta government is set to unveil plans for a Calgary studio, quoting Alberta film commissioner Jeff Brinton as saying the idea "has a lot of momentum."


The Hollywood Reporter also quoted Paul Bronfman, CEO of Comweb, a major Canadian supplier of production equipment, saying Calgary Economic Development has asked the company to be involved in the operation of a Calgary studio.


24-07-2008, 12:10 PM
Don't we already have a movie studio in Edmonton?

24-07-2008, 12:44 PM
Tony Allard's facility next to (not very) global TV