The Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association (AMPIA) has awarded ACCESS its Rosie Award for Best News Information Series.
The award recognizes Alberta Primetime, a one-hour news and information program produced live each weeknight. Hosted by Jefferson Humphreys and Jennifer Martin, ALBERTA PRIMETIME presents in-depth examination of the political, social and cultural news most relevant to the people of Alberta. With studios in both Edmonton and Calgary, the program offers a uniquely provincial perspective to current news. Visit www.albertaprimetime.com for a thorough profile of the program.
“We’re proud of the work that the entire ALBERTA PRIMETIME team has done on a daily basis since our launch in March of 2009,” said Rod Tweddle, Supervising Producer of ALBERTA PRIMETIME. “This Rosie Award is a special recognition of the efforts all our people go to in reflecting a truly Alberta viewpoint.”
Lloyd Lewis, Vice President and General Manager of ACCESS added, “In a little over a year, ALBERTA PRIMETIME has become the must-watch program of provincial politics and social commentary. To receive this award only adds to the pride we take in producing such an effective and influential show.”
AMPIA is a non-profit professional Association. Its aim is the support of the independent motion picture industry as a viable economic and cultural force within the province. AMPIA was the first television and motion picture industry Association in Canada. AMPIA’s membership includes approximately 200 production companies, representing an estimated 2,500 industry professionals; a cross-section that includes producers, directors, screenwriters, performers, craftspeople, distributors, exhibitors, broadcasters, suppliers, entertainment lawyers and students enrolled in film and television studies.
The award was presented at the AMPIA Rosie Awards in Edmonton on Saturday May 15th.