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Join AMPIA as we return to in-person networking and professional development events on Tuesday, March 21st in Calgary and Thursday, March 23rd in Edmonton. Come, meet and mingle with producers, creators, crew, service providers and AMPIA Board members!

Details below for the March 21st Calgary event and March 23rd Edmonton events, and RSVP now!



Executive Producer Michelle Wong in conversation with

Writer/Director/Producer Jason Wan Lim

Michelle WongJason Wan Lim







5:00PM – 7:00PM MT


200-208 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4R4

Admission: $10 AMPIA members/$15 Non-members (includes complimentary beverage and appetizers)



Hosted by AMPIA Co-Chairs Janet Hamley and Brent Kawchuk, join Michelle Wong in conversation with Writer, Director, and Producer Jason Wan Lim. During this informal conversation, Michelle and Jason will discuss navigating the sea of change, trends and the impact on broadcasters, streamers and independent producers. Michelle will also touch upon C-11 as the legislation opens the door to US streamers and the impact it is having on Canadian broadcasters. As a mid-level producer, Jason’s experiences shed light into what it takes to produce content in Alberta.



Jason Wan Lim has been active in Alberta’s film and television industry since 2011, raising the financing to direct his first independent feature ‘American Virgins’. Since that time Jason has 27 producer credits ranging from independent shorts and features, to working as the Line Producer on the Netflix series Black Summer (2019-2021) which was shot in and around Calgary. Through his company Polyscope Productions, Jason recently produced television movies for Hallmark/Crown Media.


Michelle Wong works as a Business Affairs/Executive Producer on a number of independent productions and production companies. Michelle sits on the boards of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), Women in View, and Creatives Empowered, and is lead consultant on a series of business affairs ‘learn by doing’ webinars created for the Canadian Independent Screen Fund. Michelle was a recent recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for her commitment to the arts in Alberta.





Writer, Director and Producer Nauzanin Knight in conversation with

Award-Winning Producer Michael Peterson

Nauzanin KnightMike Peterson







5:00PM – 7:00PM MT


#104, 9916 72 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Admission: $10 AMPIA members/$15 Non-members (includes complimentary beverage and appetizers)



Hosted by AMPIA Board Member Nauzanin Knight and AMPIA Executive Director, Bill Evans, join Writer, Director, and Producer Nauzanin Knight in conversation with award-winning Producer Michael Peterson. Michael has a successful track record in the development, pitching, and marketing of feature films. He’ll share pitch decks and real-world examples of things you should or shouldn’t do – from hard lessons learned over years of experience developing and pitching projects as well as being pitched many projects. He also brings his experience of attending major film markets such as AFM, EFM, Frontières and Cannes. Michael’s focus is on genre films, but his presentation is useful for any type of film project.



Working across Canada, Michael Peterson is an award-winning PGA member producer, DGC director and AMPIA Board member. He has directed and produced commercials, documentaries, TV and the feature films, LLOYD THE CONQUEROR and KNUCKLEBALL. As a producer his recent credits include over a dozen feature films including Fantastic Fest 2020 Closing Night Film, BLOODTHIRSTY (Dir. Amelia Moses), and HARPOON (Dir. Rob Grant), rated one of the top horror films of the decade on Rotten Tomatoes. He is recently taking to market DARK NATURE (Dir. Berkley Brady) and is in post-production on DARK MATCH (Dir. Lowell Dean), a 1980s wrestling-horror, and in pre-production on THIS TOO SHALL PASS (Dir. Rob Grant). He is exec producer and producer on the CSA nominated hip-hop comedy series and CBC Gem Original, Ming’s Dynasty and co-created the APTN series, The Secret History of the Wild West.  He began his career as a documentary filmmaker, has an M.Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill, attended the 2013 CFC Directors Lab, and resides in Calgary, with his family.


Nauzanin Knight is a Canadian writer, director, and producer with a passion for social issues and a unique background of Caribbean and Middle Eastern heritage. With an MSc from University College London and experience as a published writer, Nauzanin has transitioned into filmmaking, creating a range of films that have been recognized at festivals and programs such as the American Indian Film Festival and the BANFF Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media. As an Executive Producer of 1844 Studios, she is committed to fostering international artistic collaborations and promoting diversity and inclusion in the film and television industry. In addition to her work in the industry, Nauzanin recently designed and published a guide called “Building Inclusive Networks in the Film and Television Industry” in 2022.



AMPIA Is Hiring! Operations & Communications Coordinator

AMPIA Operations & Communications Coordinator

Join AMPIA – Canada’s longest-running Producer Association! Be part of an amazing industry and its growth in Alberta! The key role of the Operations & Communications Coordinator is the smooth, efficient day-to-day operations of the organization.

Excellent written and spoken language skills, an eye for detail, efficient and accurate information management skills, and strong, basic computer proficiency are essential qualities for this position.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations & Communications Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Office Operations

  • Ensures ongoing infrastructure requirements, including equipment, leases, supplies, etc.
  • Assists in preparation of materials for board meetings, the Annual General meeting and designated committee meetings
  • Managing the Association’s internship program, which includes soliciting applications, maintaining all paperwork and reporting files, and administering funds within the program budget
  • Assisting the Executive Director with annual grant applications and reports



  • Frequently updating theAMPIA website (WordPress) with postings sharing the latest association, member and industry news, events, jobs and resources.
  • Coordinating virtual and in-person professional development events, from a webinar series and annual Alberta Film & Television (Rosie) Awards.
  • Engaging with the membership and media community via social media (primarily Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), promoting the Association, membership and industry.
  • Communications research, copy writing, photo editing, and data entry are also within the scope of this position.



  • Assists in logistical arrangements for all AMPIA meetings, sessions and events, including facilities, equipment, materials, refreshments, registration processes, etc.
  • Maintains good relations with all AMPIA partners and suppliers for such events, searching out new suppliers whenever necessary


Sponsor Relations

  • Ensures all sponsor benefits are delivered in entirety and to satisfaction of the sponsors
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, plays a lead role securing renewals and new partnerships with identified potential sponsors

Member Services & Benefits


  • Responsible for overseeing the support of the membership through the development of member services, including but not limited to the following:
    • Manages annual membership renewal process.
    • Seeks out and negotiates appropriate member benefits on an on-going basis, and prepares materials to inform members about these benefits



  • A self-motivated and self-directing multi-tasker, who understands the importance of getting details right
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, keyboarding and technical skills in an MS Office environment, including Word, Excel and QuickBooks
  • Excellent client service skills, ability to work effectively with external stakeholders and proven ability to work effectively with a team
  • Post-secondary experience an asset

Salary commensurate with experience.



Please email a cover letter and resume to by March 31, 2023

Applications and queries will be kept confidential. Please do not contact the AMPIA office by phone or by email. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

AMPIA is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We particularly encourage applicants who identify as being from diverse communities, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of colour; people with disabilities; people identifying as LGBTQ2S+, and people facing economic barriers.

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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