It was a ‘home run’ for AMPIA and The Book Publishers Association of Alberta as they teamed up to 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!