AAMP Update

AAMP would like to welcome our newest board member, Michelle St. John. Michelle is an accomplished actor and director and currently resides in Toronto. She will represent the craft/technical/creative members of AAMP.

AAMP is planning a producers’ summit in Toronto October 21-22, 2014. The conference, open to all AAMP members, will take place on the two days prior to ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival. We have received word from the Canada Media Fund that they will support the summit with funding, and we’re currently contacting other agencies and broadcasters to sponsor the event.

AAMP recently sent an acknowledgement letter to Christine Wilson, who resigned in April from her position as Executive Director of Content at CBC. Christine has been a good friend to AAMP and we will miss her support.

APTN is hosting the 2014 World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network conference in Winnipeg from June 19 – 23. Several AAMP members have been invited to be on panels. If you would like to register for the conference, go to http://witbc2014.com/. AAMP and APTN are co-sponsoring a reception for our members and executives from the various Indigenous broadcast companies. The by-invitation reception will take place on Thursday, June 19 1t 5:00 p.m. All AAMP members are welcome to attend.

The deadline for paying your 2014 AAMP membership fees has passed. But don’t fret, we will still accept your 2014 membership fees. If you haven’t already done so, please send your payment to the address below as soon as possible. Membership fees are $100 for producers and $50 for those in the technical, craft and creative fields.

Alliance of Aboriginal Media Professionals
1321 Blanshard St. #301
Victoria, BC V8W 0B6

AAMP has been in negotiations for the past year with APTN on a Terms of Trade Agreement. Negotiations are now completed and we will be circulating the draft agreement to all voting members (producers) in the next month or so. If you are a voting member in good standing, you will be sent the agreement for review. After our members ratify the agreement, it will go into effect upon signing.

The CMF’s Aboriginal Language funding for pre-development now requires a letter of interest from a broadcaster. There’s also a two development project limit per company in this envelope. To read about all the new guideline changes to the ALP go to http://www.cmf-fmc.ca/documents/files/programs/2014-15/guidelines/2014-15_aboriginal_guidelines.pdf

We are looking for an Eastern Arctic board member. For more information contact the AAMP board at aampcanada@gmail.com.

Have a great May.

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