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Upstart Calgary September 30 – December 2, 2013

By | Professional Development

Upstart is an Alberta based film and television talent development program presented by AMPIA, Jonathan Joffe Pictures, funded through Alberta Film, Telefilm and SAIT, and coordinated by Calgary actor Karen Ryan. Now in its 14th term in Calgary, over 240 Upstart participants have performed in hundreds of scenes which have been shot and edited for the review of everyone involved.

The program brings together local actors, writers, and directors to perform simple scene studies for the camera which are shot and edited for the review of everyone involved.

Calgary’s Upstart sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 10:00 pm at SAIT, room MD 212 beginning Monday, September 30 (no classes Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day).  The program will run for 8 weeks.  The group will shoot 16 scene studies, rotating the participants through a variety of actor/director/writer combinations. Two scenes are filmed per week, those scenes are then edited for viewing the following week. Directors will direct 4 out of 8 nights and Actors will act in all 8 scenes.

Auditions/interviews* will be held at SAIT on the evening of Monday, September 9, 2013Please contact calgaryupstart@gmail.com to arrange an audition/interview time.  Actors, please send a copy of your resume and head-shot as well.

With the Support of:

Upstart sponsor banner 2013

For FAQ and more information, visit Upstart Calgary.

Upstart Calgary Feb 25 – April 22

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Upstart is an Alberta based film and television talent development program presented by AMPIA, Jonathan Joffe Pictures, funded through Alberta Film, Telefilm and SAIT, and coordinated by Calgary actor Karen Ryan. Now in its 13th term in Calgary, over 220 Upstart participants have performed in hundreds of scenes which have been shot and edited for the review of everyone involved.

The program brings together local actors, writers, and directors to perform simple scene studies for the camera which are shot and edited for the review of everyone involved.

Calgary’s Upstart sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 10:00 pm at SAIT, room MD 212 beginning Monday, February 25th, 2013.  The program will run for 8 weeks.  The group will shoot 16 scene studies, rotating the participants through a variety of actor/director/writer combinations. Two scenes are filmed per week, those scenes are then edited for viewing the following week. Directors will direct 4 out of 8 nights and Actors will act in all 8 scenes.

Auditions/interviews* will be held at SAIT on the evening of Monday, February 11thPlease contact calgaryupstart@gmail.com to arrange an audition/interview time.

With the Support of:

Upstart sponsor banner 2013

For FAQ and more information, visit Upstart Calgary.

Cinematic Documentary Storytelling Workshops – Inspirational Saturdays

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The AMPIA Cinematic Documentary Storytelling workshops in Calgary and Edmonton were very successful. AMPIA Board member and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Michael Jorgensen delivered a jam-packed seminar that engaged over 60 attendees.

“An incredibly informative and inspiring event and we were very glad to be there.”
-Full Swing Productions

“Great advice from today’s @YourAMPIA Doc workshop.”
-Bearded Chicken

“Thanks @YourAMPIA for putting on the Cinematic #Documentary Storytelling workshop!”
-Epidaurus Films

Thank you to all that registered for the workshops, Michael Jorgensen, and sponsors:

Billington Award Luncheon and Watch Canada Roundtable a Success!

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The David Billington Award Luncheon and Watch Canada Roundtable held on Saturday October 27 were enjoyed by all that attended. The luncheon celebrated Tom Radford and his many contributions to media production in Alberta and Western Canada. Congratulations to Tom Radford and thank you to all his guests that came out to help celebrate. We are receiving many accolades from our guests, many of whom were touched by the event, and who were grateful they had the opportunity to come together to celebrate Tom.

Thank you to the Master of Ceremonies Peter Brown, Speakers Jim DeFelice, Ken Brown, Anne Wheeler, Peter Raymont, and Niobe Thompson for providing laughs and memories. A special ‘Thank You!’ to David Billington Award Producer Lisa Miller and also to editor Brenda Terning for the video tribute.

Thank you to our 2012 David Billington Award Luncheon Patron Sponsors GlobalShaw Media, and CTV; Bronze Sponsor CBC; Audio Visual Support Cine Audio Visual; and Dessert Sponsors Calgary Film Commission and Edmonton Film Commission.

More pictures of the toasting and roasting of Tom Radford can be found here.

The ‘Watch Canada’ Roundtable Discussion, which took place earlier in the day, was also a great success. With an enthusiastic audience of over 50 people, ranging from students to experienced producers, the event provided a fascinating insight into the many challenges facing Canadian content creators in connecting with audiences, both within Canada and abroad. Thanks to participants Valerie Creighton (CMF), Dave Forget (Telefilm Canada), Michael Hennessy (CMPA), J. Joly (Overinteractive Media) and Neil Campbell (Landmark Cinemas).  Video and powerpoint presentations from the event can be found here.

Thank you to our Watch Canada Roundtable Sponsors Canada Media Fund, Telefilm Canada and Alberta Film.