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Adam Scorgie, Keynote for March Madness

By | Professional Development

If you ever wanted to know how to get Sir Richard Branson in your film or how to execute the most successful crowd-funding campaign in Canada, you are in for a treat! Award-winning Producer Adam Scorgie will be keynoting AMPIA’s 3rd Annual March Madness Professional Development Day on Saturday, March 19 in Edmonton.  Read More

Elder in the Making Debuts at CIFF!

By | Membership Profiles
Meet Filmmaker and Producer Chris Hsiung. An AMPIA member since 2014, he is the independent owner of Hidden Story Productions  and the creator of Elder in the Makingan informative expose into the complexity of Aboriginal culture and the historical Treaty 7 agreement. His documentary film premières at the Calgary International Film Festival on Saturday, September 26. Here’s more on our exciting new filmmaker…

Employment Matters Documentaries on CBC

By | Uncategorized

Documentary producer and journalist Brandy Yanchyk has released two new CBC documentaries about inclusive hiring for people with intellectual disabilities in Alberta and British Columbia. Employment Matters and Employment Matters Too explore the untapped market and huge potential of the intellectually disabled in the workplace.

Click here to watch “Employment Matters” on CBC

Click here to watch “Employment Matters Too” on CBC

Written, Directed and Produced by Brandy Yanchyk
Director of Photography – Sergio Olivares
Edited by Sarah Taylor
Colour Correction by Michael McIntosh
Sound Production by Johnny Blerot

Adam Scorgie’s New Docs at The Culture Collective

By | Screenings

Award-winning documentary Filmmaker and Producer Adam Scorgie (The Good Son, The Culture High) will be featured as part of Edmonton’s Culture Collective 5th Variety Showcase at the Garneau Theatre on Thursday, September 24. Attendees will get a sneak peek at two of Scorgie’s upcoming documentaries:

ICE GUARDIANS
On-ice enforcers struggle to rise through the professional ranks of the world’s most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new found fight for the existence of the role itself. Featuring  Jay BaruchelChris Chelios and Dave Semenko.

IceGuardians

Adam Scorgie (right) with Gretzky Bodyguard and hockey legend Dave “Cement” Semenko.


CHASING EVEL: The Life Of Robbie Knievel

Robbie Knievel, 52 and the owner of 20 world records and 350 jumps worldwide, uncovers his life through his personal pursuit of sobriety and the need of continuing his father’s legacy by jumping once again.

Chasing Evel
The Culture Collective is Thursday, September 24 at the Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre – 8712 – 109 St NW). Doors at 7 p.m.

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Gil Cardinal to Receive David Billington Award

By | Uncategorized

Award-winning filmmaker Gil Cardinal has been announced as this year’s David Billington Award.

“AMPIA is proud to be able to honour Gil Cardinal as recipient of the David Billington Award this year “ said Joe Novak, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Gil is a remarkable filmmaker and I believe he has set the professional standards for great storytelling that all of us in the industry aspire to today. This is a man who have given so much to so many, and now we will be able to honour his work and his passion.”

Bill, Evans, AMPIA Executive Directors knows that Gil has made many valuable contributions to the screen industry over the last four decades. ”To honour Gil with The David Billington Award is very special as Gil was a colleague of the late David Billington. From his pioneering work with the very personal documentary ‘Foster Child’, through the epic historic mini-series ‘Big Bear’, to his many documentary projects and more recently the gritty drama series ‘Blackstone’, to me Gil has been a tireless voice for those suffering injustice and neglect in our society.”

The David Billington Award is presented each year to an individual who has made an invaluable contribution to Alberta’s production community and celebrates those individuals who inspire us all with their vision, passion and dedication.  The 27th Annual David Billington Luncheon will take place on Saturday, November 7 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. 

Purchase tickets for the David Billington Luncheon here.

Edmonton Docs Make Oscar Long-List

By | Uncategorized

Two documentary filmmakers from Edmonton, AB are in the running for an Academy Award! Michael Jorgensen and Adam Scorgie are on the Oscar’s long list for their feature documentaries. Congrats to the Edmonton Producers and their Oscar-worthy teams!

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Cinematic Documentary Storytelling Workshops

By | Uncategorized
Making Good Stories Great!

Do you have a good idea for a documentary and do not know what the story is or where to start? Emmy® award winning filmmaker Michael Jorgensen takes you through a step-by-step practical process from how to identify and focus your film to deciding where to put the camera. Regardless if you’re a producer, writer, editor, DOP or researcher, this session will provide you with the critical tools for making good stories great.

Calgary
November 17, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm
Room MD 206, SAIT
1301 – 16 Avenue NW
Edmonton
November 24, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm
Room X107, NAIT
11762 – 106 Street

Cost
$50 AMPIA-DOC Alberta Members/$65 Non-members/$35 Students
(NAIT/SAIT students receive free admission – but registration is limited! Speak to your instructor about attending)

Please register by printing and filling out this form.  For more information, click here.

 

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