The theme of the 2017 Rosie Awards and Gala will celebrate women in Alberta’s film, television and media industry. Throughout the evening, segments on Alberta’s past, present and future contributors will be showcased, with a video montage of women in their element, behind the camera and on the screen!
“Since the day AMPIA was founded women have played a critical role within the entire industry at both the provincial and federal level. I couldn’t be more pleased that this year’s Rosie Awards will be a celebration of those pioneers and their contemporary trailblazers who continue to shape our industry as content creators, role models and leaders.”
– Michael Jorgensen, Chair of the AMPIA Executive Board
This year will be the 43rd celebration of the Alberta Film & Television Awards, hosted by award-winning actress Michelle Thrush. Tickets are open to the public and will be released after the Rosie Nominees are announced on Tuesday, March 28.
Please contact Briar Greenhalgh for more info.
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AMPIA is saddened to mark the passing of our long-time member, Helene White.
Helene was a true pioneer within Alberta’s screen industry. She launched Alberta’s first syndicated series Connecting, a talk show for teenagers, and produced the popular teen series Caitlin’s Way that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon. Helene served on the AMPIA board as Vice President-South from 1986-1997 and mentored emerging producers throughout her career.
“Helene was an inspiration for us all,” says Bill Evans, Executive Director of AMPIA. “She touched the lives of many people in our industry.”
Just last year, the Calgary Herald profiled Helene White on the changing landscape of her career and her passion for continuous learning and personal evolution. Watch the video here.
More on Helene White
Interview with Fil Fraser (2011) at the Banff World Media Festival
Obituary | Calgary Herald
*photo supplied by Postmedia, credit: Leah Hennel