March Madness – Professional Development Day

AMPIA’s first annual “March Madness” is the perfect crash course for filmmakers and producers! If you’ve been standing on the periphery of the industry and trying to figure it out all by yourself, this is the time to GET SERIOUS! Get involved and find the direction you’re looking for.

Already a member? This is the time to get up-to-speed on current trends in the industry and network with exciting new people.

Come down and meet the representatives from Alberta’s leading industries, including: Scot Morison (Writers Guild of Canada), Brad Stromberg (Edmonton Film Commission), Tina Alford (ACTRA Alberta), Sandi Perkins (Super Channel), Dylan Pearce (12pt Media), Camille Beaudoin (Mosaic Entertainment) Michael Jorgensen (Myth Merchant Films) and more!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: VELCROW RIPPER
The award-winning documentary filmmaker hailed as a “Cinematic Activist” will be speaking on new revolutionary practices of crowd sourcing, building audiences and self distribution.

Read full itinerary here: March Madness

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Email lmcneill@ampia.org or call 1-800-814-7779. Workshop is FREE for members of AMPIA, FAVA, and CSIF and students of NAIT, SAIT, and Red Deer College.  Non-Members fee is $75.00

AMPIA Welcomes Calgary Studio Announcement

AMPIA welcomes this morning’s announcement by Alberta Minister of Culture Heather Klimchck that a purpose-built Studio and Sound Stage will be built in Calgary, led by Calgary Economic Development. We look forward to learning more about the details of the proposal, which we understand will be coming soon.

“AMPIA is pleased to see that this project is moving forward as it will encourage new production in Albert, both indigenous and ‘off-shore,’ given the current lack of infrastructure in Southern Alberta for professional studio space for film, television and digital media productions,” says AMPIA President Joe Novak.  “We believe a studio facility in Calgary will significantly grow our screen-based industry, diversify the economy and will be a very strong economic driver in Alberta.”

“We are excited to see that the Calgary Film Studio represents a collaboration between the Province of Alberta, the City of Calgary and the private sector, which will ensure a viable economic model for the project. This investment is critical infrastructure in the film, television and digital media sector will grow our industry in Alberta, and help retain jobs for media professionals and craftspeople coming through our training programs.”

For more information please contact AMPIA Executive Director Bill Evans at (780) 944-0707.

Become an AMPIA Member Today!

Make it your New Year’s Resolution to get connected to the Media Industry and create something amazing!

The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) has been supporting and promoting the growth of Media production in Alberta since 1973.  Our members are industry leaders, award-winning artists, and producers with international influence.

We have over 300 members who we promote, advocate for, and enrich the careers of through networking opportunities and professional development workshops. Find out what we can do for you!

We’re kicking the season off with a Professional Development Weekend (March 1-2, 2014 in Edmonton, AB).  Get a crash course in all the industry essentials, including producing, networking, and pitching.

Become a Member now! Apply here.

Current members can renew their fees by calling the AMPIA office 780-944-0707 or 1-800-814-7779. All renewals must be processed by January 31, 2014.