Alberta Association of Motion Picture and Television Unions (AAMPTU) welcome boost to film, television and digital media industry
Multi-Media Development Fund retooled for competitive market
Changes to the Alberta Multi-Media Development Fund (AMDF) recently announced by Minister of Culture and Community Services Minister Heather Klimchuk, will support thousands of Albertans by creating more employment and will reinvigorate the production community across the province.
The province simplified the guidelines from three to two funding streams and increased the percentages available to production companies from the Alberta Multimedia Development Fund helping to ensure Alberta’s production incentives remain competitive with other jurisdictions throughout North America.
ACTRA Alberta Branch Representative and AAMPTU Chairperson, Tina Alford is excited by the increased support stating. “Minister Klimchuk has given our industry a long awaited gift this holiday season. Changes to the AMDF guidelines will revitalize our industry and get our cultural workers back to work, in front of and behind the camera”.
“I am pleased to see the new funding guidelines come into effect. The new guidelines represent a significant move towards stabilizing Alberta’s screen-based industries. Changes to the guidelines come as a result of an extensive province-wide consultative process that engaged hundreds of stakeholders. I look forward to the positive affect these changes will have on our production community”, said I.A.T.S.E 212 President Damian Petti.
For more information on the changes to the Alberta MultiMedia Fund, please visit the Culture and Community Services website: http://culture.alberta.ca/multimediafund/screenproduction.aspx
The Alberta Association of Motion Picture and Television Unions, (AAMPTU) represents over 2,400 entertainment industry professionals and 500 individual companies. AAMPTU is the largest stakeholder who`s collective membership is dependent on the continued success of Alberta’s motion picture and television industry.