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Rogers Development Fund Round Two (July 15 – 31)

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AMPIA and ROGERS MEDIA Announce Round Two of the Rogers Development Fund

The Rogers Development Fund will support established and emerging independent producers based in Alberta and Manitoba in the development of Canadian content productions

Rogers Media and The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) will be accepting applications to the second round of the Rogers Development Fund from July 15-31, 2013. The Rogers Development Fund is a revolving loan program which provides funding to support the independent producers of Alberta and Manitoba in the creation of new and innovative projects in television, film, and digital media. The Rogers Development Fund is available to individual Canadian producers or production companies who have been residents of Alberta or Manitoba for at least one year.

The first round in February, 2013, funded eleven candidates overall, seven candidates in Stream One, and four candidates in Stream Two.  Since then, the guidelines and application forms have been updated.

“The committee has opened the program to previous successful applicants.  The decision is based on producers constantly having new and exciting projects and the fund’s revolving nature.” said Bill Evans, Executive Director, Alberta Media Production Industries Association.

The fund will begin accepting loan applications on July 15, 2013; interested producers can visit ampia.org/funding/rogers-dev-fund (french version also available) for additional program and application details.

For the full press-release, please click here (PDF).  For application information, please follow this link.

Alberta Storytellers on Screen

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The Alberta Media Production Industry Association (AMPIA), the Writers Guild of Canada and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) hosted a coming together of Alberta television, film and digital platform producers with writers and publishers. This was a unique opportunity to further the collaboration of written content with potential screen adaptations and expand Alberta storytelling across multiple platforms.  For pictures from the event, click here.

Thank you to the partners and panelists who helped put this two day workshop together.

 

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Rogers Development Fund

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Rogers Media and AMPIA Join Forces to Support Independent Producers through the Newly Created Rogers Development Fund

The fund will support established and emerging independent producers based in Alberta and Manitoba in the development of Canadian content productions

Rogers Media and The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced today a newly created development initiative that benefits local production communities. Entitled the Rogers Development Fund, this revolving loan program provides funding to support the independent producers of Alberta and Manitoba in the creation of new and innovative projects in the mediums of television, film, and digital.

The program is available to individual Canadian producers or production companies who have been residents of either province for at least one year.  The fund will begin accepting loan applications on February 15, 2013; interested producers can visit the Rogers submission website at rogerstvsales.ca/submission or the AMPIA website at ampia.org/funding/rogers-dev-fund (french version also available) for additional program and application details.

“The Rogers Development Fund offers emerging and experienced producers the opportunity to add their creative voices to the Canadian media landscape,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Broadcast, Rogers Media. “Rogers is committed to the development of new and innovative ideas from Canadian content creators, and we are thrilled to help foster the next generation of Canadian producers.”

“We are very pleased to be working with Rogers Media on this exciting new program,” said Bill Evans, Executive Director, Alberta Media Production Industries Association. “This partnership will help us deliver more opportunities to create original content in provinces of Alberta and Manitoba and undoubtedly create new opportunities for production in these communities.”

For the full press-release, please click here.  For application information, please follow this link.

2013 AMPIA Membership

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Did you know AMPIA members receive weekly e-news?  AMPIA members also receive discounts to professional development opportunities, networking events, and reduced rates on entry fees for the Alberta Film and Television Awards.  Most importantly though, supporting AMPIA means supporting the development of the Alberta Film, Television, and Digital Media Industries.

Become a member today!  Find out other benefits here!

Watch Canada Roundtable Discussion added to Billington Award

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Expanding Canadian Audiences

Canadian content can be remarkable but if no one sees or is aware of it, there’s a big problem.

The Watch Canada Roundtable Discussion will explore how to expand audiences and increase awareness of Canadian content in film, television and digital media. The best and the brightest of the broadcasting, production, distribution and content creator industries in Canada, along with members of the community, will be gathered to suggest ways to increase audience viewing on all visual platforms. Some discussion points:

  • How can we engage, build a sense of ownership, pride and support of Canadian content through political, public, industry and private sector audiences?
  • How can digital technology/platforms offer new opportunities to maximize public investment in content?
  • What does it mean when ‘television’ viewing is on the rise but increasingly, the public wants to consume content anywhere, anytime and through a variety of media?

Participants will include:

  • Valerie Creighton, President & CEO, Canada Media Fund
  • Michael Hennessy, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMPA
  • J. Joly, CEO & Founder, Overinteractive Media
  • Dave Forget, Director, Business Affairs and Certification, Telefilm Canada
  • Neil Campbell, COO/Partner, Landmark Cinemas
  • Joe Novak (Moderator), President, AMPIA

The Watch Canada Roundtable Discussion will take place on October 27, 2012 from 9:30am – 11:30am in the Amber Ballroom of the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton, preceding the Billington Award Luncheon.  The event is free to AMPIA members, ticket holders of the Billington Award Luncheon, and $10 to everyone else.

Please RSVP to ccheung@ampia.org by Tuesday October 23, 4:00pm as seating is limited.

For participants’ biographies, please click here.

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