Film and Television have seen significant growth in the past 18 months. In this milestone address, industry leaders and experts, led by Luke Azevedo, discuss where the industry is, where it’s going and the impact it has on jobs and foreign direct investment in Alberta.
Calgary Economic Development
In 2007, Luke joined Calgary Economic Development as the Commissioner for Film, Television and the Creative Industries. Luke works with studios, government, unions & producers in Southern Alberta to facilitate and develop local projects and attract new foreign film, television & digital media productions to Alberta. Prior to joining CED, Luke was the Director of the Creative Electronic Environment, as well as the Banff New Media Institute and the Acting Director of Literary Arts at The Banff Centre, where he developed and directed television and interactive media facilities and personnel. Prior to Banff, he was the owner and operator of VisionWorks Commercial Productions. Luke worked with Hockey Canada through four Olympic Games as well as numerous Junior and Women’s World Championships. During this period, Luke also was the broadcast liaison for the Calgary Flames hockey operations. In 2014, Luke was named as one of Venture Magazine’s 50 most influential Albertans.