May was a blockbuster month for the Calgary Economic Development’s Film, TV and Creative Industries. Along with Mayor Nenshi’s visit to Los Angeles promoting Calgary as a film-friendly city to studio executives and the official grand opening of the new Calgary Film Centre on May 19th, two other noteworthy events took place.
Congratulations to all of the Alberta Media Production Industries Association Rosie’s winners! The annual award show came to Calgary, Saturday May 7th and Creative Industries joined hundreds of Alberta film and TV industry members honoring winners and nominees in 55 categories. Nomadic Pictures took home awards for Calgary region crews for FX’s Emmy-winning Fargo and AMC’s Hell on Wheels and Calgary-born Lawrence Roeck won Best Feature for Diablo. A complete list of winners can be found here: http://ampia.org/2016-rosie-finalists/
Innovative World Leaders in Public TV Came to Calgary for INPUT 2016 – May 8th-12th Calgary Economic Development’s Luke Azevedo joined other conference organizers in welcoming and connecting over 400 delegates from 35 countries including Japan, Chile, South Korea, the U.K. and Canada, who came to Calgary to showcase and discuss their most thought-provoking public television programming. INPUT has been held in various locations around the world since 1977 and this was the first time in 16 years it has come to Canada. Delegates had the chance to engage producers and programming leaders in panel discussions and two of the panels were designed to show international experts in public television what Alberta and the country has to offer. More INPUT information can be found here: http://input-tv.org/home