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


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

Advocacy &
Government Relations

AMPIA represents its members in negotiations with various levels of government as well as regulatory agencies, including the CRTC

Member Benefits

Members are entitled to such benefits as discounts on insurance, professional development and much more.

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