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January 2015

NORM HISCOCK to Keynote March Madness!

By Professional Development

Television Writer/Producer Norm Hiscock will be the keynote speaker at AMPIA’s 2nd Annual March Madness Professional Development Day in Edmonton. Norm has worked on hit television shows Kids in the Hall, Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill, Corner Gas, Parks and Recreation and most recently, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.  

March Madness connects delegates with the top creatives, broadcasters and influencers in the film and television industry. Delegates receive a full day of panel discussions, prizes and private pitch-meetings with Canadian Broadcasters. Keep posted for announcements of more guest speakers.


AMPIA Members $25, Non Members $75*
*Rates increase after February 20th.

Registration is now open: March Madness 2015_ Registration Form



Filmmaker Andrea Beca

By Membership Profiles

Andrea Beça is a writer, director, producer, and editor from Edmonton, Alberta. She has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Alberta and an MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Glasgow. She ran an indie theatre company, Cowardly Kiss Theatre, for six years before moving into the world of film in 2013 with Kissing Habit Films. She has two dogs named Oscar Wilde and Lucille Ball Beça, and she thinks that sums her up pretty well.

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Rosies Gala: Save the Date

By AB Film & TV Awards

Submissions for the 2015 Alberta Film & Television Awards are now closed. With a host of new judges, new award categories and so many first-time entrants, we’re looking forward to celebrating another year of Alberta’s best!

The Rosies Gala will be held at the Shaw Conference Theatre in Edmonton, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Be sure to save the date!


In Production: 40 Below and Falling

By Uncategorized

40 Below and Falling is not the latest Canadian weather forecast, but the title of the newest feature film being brought to you by innovative production company 12pt Media. Directed by Dylan Pearce, the Romantic Adventure/Comedy will be unique to its genre, being one of the first ever to be shot in both 2D and 3D, starring high in demand Canadian actress Jewel Staite (Firefly, The Killing) and Canadian actor Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil, Edge of Darkness, X-Men).  Follow 40 Below and Falling on Facebook.

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