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Taillon's “Necessary Action” garners recognition

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Former Estevan resident Lara Taillon has received an award nomination for her series “Necessary Action.”

It didn't take long for former Estevan resident Lara Taillon to receive an award nomination for “Necessary Action,” her Internet-based drama about a team of déjà vu crime fighters. 

 “Necessary Action” is up for the best digital program or project from the Alberta Major Production Industries Association (AMPIA). Taillon is the show's producer. The nomination comes just a few weeks after the 10-minute pilot for “Necessary Action” was released publicly.

The decision to submit “Necessary Action” for an award came at the last minute, Taillon said. She believes that the category for which the series is a finalist is a new one.

“I wanted to submit it for a drama (award) … but I wound up being selected for the best digital program (category),” said Taillon.

It was unexpected, Taillon said, and she's up against some tough competition.

“I saw a list of the 2012 nominees, and I was blown away when I saw that we were nominated,” said Taillon.

Dynatar Media, Avatar Media, the DDG II Deluxe Design Group, White Iron Productions and Hired Gun Productions also have projects nominated against Taillon's project. Being nominated against White Iron is a thrill, she said, as White Iron is up for nearly a dozen AMPIA awards.

It's hard to say how much the award nomination will help with her effort to get the series picked up for distribution.

“I'm trying not to think too much about it, because I don't want to think about winning or losing it,” said Taillon. “There are so many factors to getting picked up. It will definitely … make people think twice and react to it, and get them to watch it.”

Response to the pilot for “Necessary Action” has been strong since the premiere on February 26, Taillon said. It happened right after the Oscars. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it, she said, and they actually watched it two or three times.

“We had a lot of people out,” said Taillon. “We had people from different companies.”

The room was filled with media people and artists, and it was the first time that the cast had been together since filming.

The awards will be handed out on May 12 in Calgary. A selection committee will determine the recipients.


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