2020 Rosie Award Winners Announced!

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to The #RosieAwards2020 on October 8! If you missed it, be sure to catch a replay at the link below! We're excited to present the full listing of award recipients here https://ampia.org/2020-rosie-winners/. Our congrats once again!


Legal Cut Pro Podcast Sponsored by AMPIA

The program hosted by Greg Pang and Michelle Molineux is now available on several platforms


Rosie Photos Now Available

Photo gallery on AMPIA's Facebook page!


Creatives Empowered and Reelworld Film Festival & Screen Institute presents:
Pushing Through Racial Barriers

A FREE Lunch Hour Webinar for Alberta’s Screen-Based Industries
Thursday February 25, 2021
12pm to 1pm MST

Presented in partnership with AMPIA

Join us for a powerful and enlightening discussion on the challenges racialized talent face in Alberta’s screen-based industries – from emerging to established – and the solutions we all need to see.

We’ll share practical and supportive resources you can access now to create more opportunity and equity.

Moderated by Creatives Empowered Founder Shivani Saini, panelists include actor, producer, award-winning entrepreneur and activist Jesse Lipscombe, Emmy nominated Tonya Williams – the Founder and Executive Director of Reelworld, and award-winning Nigerian-Canadian filmmaker Omatta Udalor.

Watch Live on the Facebook Pages of Creatives Empowered, Reelworld and AMPIA and on AMPIA’s YouTube Channel.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourAMPIA/posts/4330061207022154

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSIcDwWfNS4

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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

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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