It was a ‘home run’ for AMPIA and The Book Publishers Association of Alberta as they teamed up to it's great! present the ‘Books and Screens’ seminar, Saturday Jan. 28th in Calgary. It was a full house (over 60 people!) -with great television/film industry support. Presenters Gary Burns (Burns Films), Randy Bradshaw (Certain Films), Mike Jorgensen (Myth Merchant Films) , Shirley Vercruysse (Harrow Films), Jeff Brinton (Alberta Film), Val Creighton (Canada Media Fund), John Galway (Harold Greenberg Fund), Luke Azevedo (Calgary Economic Development) , Joel Bakan (The Corporation), and Russell Bowers (CBC) were all fantastic.
The ‘pitch session’ (with four authors each pitching to our four television/film producers) included some excellent story ideas which, in the end, gave the stories’ creators and the writing/publishing people in the audience great insight into our industry.
Thanks to all who participated!by