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’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:
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
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.