Alberta’s Screen Industry Impact
Alberta’s Screen Industry is strong! 2019 was one of the best production seasons ever, and our Industry has the potential to be even better as we recover from the global pandemic. As we prepare to celebrate our achievements at the Rosie Awards, we offer this animated insight into the economic and cultural impact of our Alberta Screen Industry. Please share this widely so Albertans can see how our industry works, and the potential growth in terms of jobs, foreign investment, post-secondary opportunities and economic benefits that affect every sector of our economy.
AMPIA Annual General Meeting Results
Thank you to all who participated via Zoom in AMPIA’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday! We are pleased to announce the following individuals will make up the 2020-2021 AMPIA Board:
Chair – David Benson
Freelance Productions, Edmonton
Justine Gamez – Huckabay, Intercommunicate, Edmonton
Michelle Gayse – Leader, Leader Productions, Calgary
Janet Hamley – Prairie Dog Film & Television, Calgary
Brent Kawchuk – Bamboo Shoots, Calgary
Scott Lepp – Iylond Entertainment, Okotoks
Cohen Mill – Bishop & McKenzie LLP, Edmonton
Laura O’Grady – Snapshot Studios, Calgary
Dave Schultz – i80 Productions, Calgary
Adam Thom – Thom Productions, Lethbridge
Bonnie Thompson – Dreaming Bird Productions, Edmonton
Matt Watterworth – Full Swing Productions, Calgary
Michelle Wong – Seven24 Films, Calgary
Special thanks to outgoing Chair Michael Jorgensen of Myth Merchant Productions who has been an AMPIA Board member since 2012 and Chair for the past four years. Thanks also to outgoing Board members Dylan Pearce and Kaitlan Stewart. Bios of the Board can be found here https://ampia.org/board-members/.
The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) is a vibrant non-profit professional association representing the interests of Alberta film, television and interactive digital content creators. We are producers and craftspeople who develop, produce and market our stories across screens and platforms throughout the world.
What We Do
Alberta Film & Television Awards
The Rosie Awards & Gala brings Alberta’s brightest stars and industry professionals together to honour and celebrate the year’s best in production.
Workshops & Networking
We design professional development events and networking opportunities, bringing in the world’s leading experts in Producing, Screenwriting, and Digital Distribution
AMPIA represents its members in negotiations with various levels of government as well as regulatory agencies, including the CRTC