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Industry Week


Runtime 90 mins
Event Details
Sep 23
3:00 PM Hyatt Regency Calgary
Sep 23
3:00 PM Video On Demand
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.

Luke Azevedo, Vice President, Creative Industries & Film Commissioner, Calgary Economic Development
Amanda Trimble, President, International Cinematographers Guild Local 669
Brock Skretting, Directors Guild of Canada - Alberta District Council
Damian Petti, President, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 212
David Benson, Chair, Alberta Media Production Industries Association
Erin O'Connor, Business Development Manager, Calgary Film Centre
Matt Watterworth, Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
Mike Dunphy, Business Agent, Teamsters Local 362
Shivani Saini, CEO & Founder, Creatives Empowered
Tina Alford, Branch Representative, Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists
Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist, ATB Financial


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Luke Azevedo

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.