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Edmonton – January 24, 2012. The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) is pleased to announce that Sue Hutch has been named as Producer of the 38th Alberta Film & Television Awards (also known as ‘The Rosies’), taking place in Calgary, on May 12th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Sue comes to the project with many years of experience in film & television, as well as live events. Sue will be supported by Joe Media to produce this highly anticipated show. We’re thrilled to have Sue and Joe Media working with us to bring the Alberta Film & Television Awards to Calgary!
AMPIA is also pleased to announce that Pauline Lancaster will be returning to the Awards team, this year in the capacity of Jury Manager and Awards Consultant. Working out of the AMPIA offices in Edmonton, Pauline will be responsible for overseeing the jury process for the Awards and also providing support for Sue and our team in Calgary.
About Sue Hutch:
Sue has worked for many years in various writing, directing, editing co-producing and producing roles for the Joe Media Group, including producing “Dream Makers”, a history of First Nations in film and television and “Dreamcatcher”, the story of a musical tour to end youth suicide. Sue has also a wealth of experience in live event production including “The Huron Carol”, “Women of Distinction Awards”, and the Canada Olympic Celebration. Sue also has two ‘Rosie’ Awards to her name for “Voices of Hope” (Best Documentary Under 30, 1998) and “The Huron Carol” (Best PSA, 1998).
About Pauline Lancaster:
An independent producer of both live events and film and television, Pauline has produced the last several ‘Rosie’ Awards shows in Edmonton. She also has worked for over 25 years in the Alberta film and television industry in various capacities for CMT, ROGERS/CityTV, Prairie Dog Films, Mosaic Entertainment, Anaïd Productions, Alliance Atlantis and Great North Productions.
AMPIA Renames, Rebrands, Re-energizes!
Edmonton, March 4, 2011 – AMPIA will retain its acronym while formally changing its name to the Alberta Media Production Industries Association. The Association, created in 1973, was formerly known as The Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association. The name change is part of a rebranding of AMPIA to reflect the growth of digital production in Alberta.
“Our members now create content for many distinctly different platforms and multiple screens and we felt it was time that we recognize that fact by renaming, rebranding and re-energizing the organization,” says new President Josh Miller.
AMPIA’s newly-elected Board of Directors reflects both the diversity of its members and the variety and scope of their work. The organization’s by-laws have also been updated to fully focus AMPIA as an advocate for Alberta producers, while still welcoming members from the many stakeholders that comprise the Alberta media production industries.
Another new addition is Executive Director Bill Evans, formerly of the Whistler Film Festival and the National Screen Institute-Canada. “I am excited to join AMPIA as it undergoes this process of renewal. A key part of that is reflected in our new logo, which is more modern, dynamic and representative of the creativity within our industry, while still maintaining continuity with our history.”
AMPIA will continue to work diligently on behalf of its membership to represent its interests in broadcaster and CRTC regulatory issues; funding for development, production and marketing; mentorship and professional development; industrial and government relations; and infrastructure and technology affairs.
Once again, AMPIA will be hosting the Alberta Film and Television Awards Gala, this year to be held at the Marriott Edmonton at River Cree Resort on May 28, 2011. To make a reservation, order tickets or enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website: www.ampia.org
Bill Evans, AMPIA 780-944-0707 or firstname.lastname@example.org