2017 Membership Drive

Dear AAMP members,

A new year has begun and we hope you will renew your AAMP membership for 2017.

There is some exciting news; at the October AGM we passed a bylaw to offer free non-voting memberships to those of you who are in creative, technical and administrative positions. This class of membership is represented on the board by Kim Cameron, casting agent and production manager.

How to apply:

Non-voting members: please send us an email saying you would like a 2017 membership.

Producers: Please contact us for an application form, fill it in, and mail the form with your $100 membership fee to AAMP. Please make your cheque payable to Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals.

Our email address is:

aampcanada@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:

 Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals
916 Monterey Avenue

Victoria, BC, V8S 4V2

Thank you and all the best for 2017!

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AAMP Announces 2016/17 Directors

AAMP held its AGM in Toronto on October 21, 2016. Elections were held for the board of directors with the following members appointed to serve on the board for the 2016/17 fiscal year:

Barbara Hager  (BRITISH COLUMBIA/ALBERTA)

Greg Coyes (BRITISH COLUMBIA/ALBERTA)

Jim Compton (MANITOBA/SASKATCHEWAN)

Hank White (ATLANTIC PROVINCES)

Cynde Harmon / Treasurer (MEMBER AT LARGE)

Ron E. Scott (MEMBER AT LARGE)

Kim Cameron (ASSOCIATES REP)

VACANT (QUEBEC)

VACANT (ONTARIO)

VACANT (YUKON/NORTHWEST TERRITORIES)

VACANT (NUNAVUT/EASTERN ARCTIC)

AAMP AGM October 21, 2016

NOTICE TO MEMBERS Annual General Meeting

Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals

Thursday, October 21st, 2016  @ 10:00 am Eastern

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of members of the Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals will be held on Thursday, October 21st, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario (Location TBA) at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time for the following purposes:

1. Reports presented by the board of directors.

2. Financial statement.

3. Appointment of auditor of AAMP.

4. Nominations and elections of the directors of the corporation.

5. Approval of changes in the by-laws of the corporation.

6. To transact other business as may be necessary.

All members are invited to attend in person or by teleconference to have their voices heard at this meeting.  

Please RSVP if you will be attending in person. Information on attending and voting via teleconference will be provided by email to members in advance of the AGM.

By order of the Board of Directors.

Charles Clément, Greg Coyes, Barbara Hager, Cynde Harmon, Luc Laine (Absent) Ron E. Scott, Michelle St. John, Hank White

For information please contact AAMP at aampcanada@gmail.com.

2016 AAMP Board of Directors

Thanks to all of you who joined us on the AGM conference call on February 18. We discussed ways to move our organization forward and see some results in 2016. The answer is simple. We need more involvement by the members. We would like to invite all of you to join an AAMP committee. The time commitment could be as little as one or two hours a month. We’ll post details on the committees roles on our website – http://www.aboriginalmediaprofessionals.org.

We are looking for volunteers for the following committees:

– Government Relations
– Broadcaster Relations
– Communications
– Membership
– Promotion and Markets

Thank you to our first volunteers – Greg, Cynde and Hank have joined the Fundraising Committee.

We would like to announce the AAMP board of directors for 2016:

Cynde Harmon, Member-at-large
Greg Coyes, BC/Alberta
Ron E. Scott, Member-at-large
Charles Clement, Manitoba/Saskatchewan
Michelle St. John, Associated Members’ Rep
Hank White, Maritimes
Barbara Hager, BC/Alberta
Luc Laine, Quebec
Ontario – vacant
Yukon/NWT – vacant
Nunavut/Labrador – vacant

A special welcome to Luc Laine, producer at the Piemento Group. Luc is our newest member and now a director representing Quebec. Thank you Luc for stepping up.

There are three vacant seats on the board. If you are from Ontario or the North (East or West), please consider becoming a board member.

Keep checking our Facebook page and website for updates.

AAMP Holds AGM

NOTICE TO MEMBERS (Distributed 30 days in advance by email and Facebook page)

Annual General Meeting

Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 @ 1:00 pm PST

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of members of the Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals will be held on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 in Victoria BC at 1:00 p.m. PST for the following purposes:

  1. Reports presented by the board of directors.
  2. Financial statement.
  3. Appointment of auditor of AAMP.
  4. Nominations and elections of the directors of the corporation.
  5. Approval of changes in the by-laws of the corporation.
  6. To transact other business as may be necessary.

All members are invited to attend in person or by teleconference to have their voices heard at this important meeting.

Please RSVP if you will be attending in person. Information on attending and voting via teleconference will be provided by email to members.

Dated this 19th day of January 2016 by order of the Board of Directors.

Barbara Hager, Greg Coyes, Cynde Harmon, Ron E. Scott, Amos Scott, Charles Clément, Michelle St. John, Hank White.

For information please contact AAMP at aampcanada@gmail.com.

Four Reasons to Join AAMP

Four years ago, a group of Aboriginal producers came together to try to improve the business environment for our production community. In February 2013, we formed the not-for-profit organization, the Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals (AAMP). Our board of directors are dedicated to pro-actively promoting our members to Canadian broadcasters and government funding agencies so that we receive equitable funding for our films, television programs and digital media projects.

Every First Nations, Inuit and Metis person in Canada who works in the media industry is welcome to join AAMP. There really is power in numbers. We are more likely to have an impact as an organization if the majority of our production community joins together!

There are also benefits to becoming a member:

1. If you join now you will automatically be invited to the AAMP Summit 2014 being held October 21-22, 2014 right before the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival in Toronto. This gathering features two days of free workshops, sessions, panels, luncheons, coffee breaks and a reception.

2. In 2015, we will be publishing an Aboriginal crew and talent registry that will be distributed to broadcasters, government agencies, producers and distributors. This is an invaluable benefit of being an AAMP member.

3. You can networking with AAMP members. Check out the list of experienced and emerging media professionals who have already become members of AAMP by clicking the members tab above.

4. Unlike some media organizations, we have chosen to keep our dues very low — $100 a year for producers and $50 a year for creative/technical/crafts people.

If you would like to join, please contact us and we will send you a registration form and information on where to send your dues. Thanks.

AAMP AGM Scheduled for October 21, 2014 in Toronto

(The following notice was sent to all AAMP Members in good standing on September 16, 2014.)

NOTICE TO MEMBERS                     

Annual General Meeting

Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

3:00 pm EDT

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of members of the Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals (AAMP) will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario at 3:00 p.m. EDT for the following purposes:

  1. Reports presented by the board of directors
  2. Financial statement
  3. Appointment of auditor of AAMP
  4. Nominations and elections of the directors of the corporation
  5. Changes and approval of the by-laws of the corporation
  6. To transact other business as may be necessary

All members are invited to attend in person or by teleconference to have their voices heard at this important meeting.

Please RSVP if you will be attending in person. Information on attending and voting via teleconference will be provided by email to members.

Dated on the 15th day of September 2014 by order of the Board of Directors: Jason Brennan (Co-Chair), Barbara Hager (Co-Chair), Greg Coyes (Treasurer), Ralph Brown, Hank White, Michelle St. John, Amos Scott, Charles Clement

For information please contact AAMP at aampcanada@gmail.com.