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Annual General Meeting

Future Looks Bright for AMPIA Members!

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AMPIA Chairmen Joe Novak said it best, “What a difference a year can make!” This statement opened AMPIA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)  that took place on Saturday, November 7 in Edmonton.

With the recent turnover of the federal government promising to increase investments to the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada and the National Film Board, and Alberta’s NDP government committing an additional $11-million to the Alberta Media Fund, the future looks bright for our industry professionals!

Members were treated to the additional positive progress AMPIA has made in regards to our professional development activities. AMPIA held the first southern Alberta professional development day, The Calgary Dust Up in October, with record-breaking attendance and we will be working again with Createasphere (StoryWorld Quest) and the Banff Centre to bring forward Story Summit, a two-day intensive coming in February 2016.

“Yesterday was the first time we have attended the AGM and we are proud to call ourselves Producer Members! We are so impressed with everything that is being done through AMPIA, from education to lobbying to awards.”
– Sharlene Millang and Daniel Foreman (Groove Soldier Production

Following the AGM, student members attended a pre-networking cocktail reception with government officials and our top producers. We are pleased to provide these opportunities for our members to connect!

Members who were not able to attend can contact the AMPIA office for a copy of the AGM report. Please call 780-944-0707.

Annual General Meeting

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All AMPIA members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting! It’s the perfect opportunity to meet the Board of Directors and ask any questions about the organization.

The AGM will take place on:
Saturday, November 7, 2015
10 AM – 11 AM
Winter Lake Room, Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton
10235 101 Street, Edmonton, AB

The David Billington Luncheon honouring Gil Cardinal will follow immediately after. We encourage you all to stay for the cocktail reception and the networking lunch!

AMPIA Welcomes New Board Members

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The Alberta Media Production Industry Association (AMPIA) has added four new Directors to its Board at the association’s Annual General Meeting, held September 25, 2013 in Red Deer, Alberta.

“As we witness the rise of ‘second screens’ and watch television now actually converge with the Internet, have new content providers like NetFlicks, and see the feature film industry undergoes dramatic changes, I am delighted to welcome these four new members to AMPIA’s Board of Directors,” said AMPIA President Joe Novak.

“I look forward to working with our new Directors as well as our returning Board members.” said Bill Evans, Executive Director of AMPIA. “They will work with us to ensure our industry not only embraces the challenges and opportunities that the current ‘digital disruption’ offers but, as Albertans often do, lead the way forward.”

The new Directors are:

Linda Callaghan (Edmonton)

Punam Gill (Calgary)

Karin Klassen (Calgary)

Don Metz (Edmonton)

The new Directors join returning Board members President Joe Novak, VP North Mark Wood, VP South Larry Day, Secretary Norm Bishop, Treasurer Helen Schmidt, and Directors David Benson, Neil Campbell, Tom Cox, Mike Frislev, Michael Jorgensen, Ron Scott and Mike Shields.

Thanks to outgoing Directors Camille Beaudoin, Connie Edwards and Josh Miller for their dedication and hard work in helping to bring the organization where it is today.

AMPIA announces new President

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AMPIA’s 2012 AGM was held September 19, 2012. Please join us in welcoming our new president, Joe Novak for the 2012-2013 term!  Joe brings a wealth of experience to the position, and was a past president of AMPIA from 2007- 2009.  Many thanks to Josh Miller for his hard work and dedication to our organization and industry as President over the last two years.

For more information about Joe Novak, please take a look at his biography.

The following directors were also approved at the AGM:

Producer Positions

Ron Scott- Prairie Dog Film and Television

Larry Day –  Pyramid Productions

Joe Novak – Bow Valley Productions

Tom Cox – Seven24 Films

Connie Edwards – Souleado Entertainment

Mike Jorgensen – Myth Merchant Productions

Undesignated Positions

Mike Shields – Jet Music Productions

Also, Mark Wood was re-appointed as treasurer, and Norm Bishop was re-appointed as secretary.  These are non-voted positions in accordance to our bylaws.

These directors join our current board members, for a full listing, click here.  Please note: the VP North and South positions will be announced soon, pending consultation with the new President.

As the financial statements were not presented at the AGM, a Special Meeting will be called for October 27 in Edmonton in conjunction with the Billington Award Luncheon, at which time the reviewed statements will be presented to the membership for approval. The statements will be made available to eligible members 30 days in advance of the meeting.

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