Today marks the creation of the “Alliance of Aboriginal Media Producers,” a new television, film and media industry group for First Nations, Inuit and Metis producers in Canada. The group was established following a year-long consultation with Aboriginal producers, directors and writers, as well as with senior administrators at the CMF, Telefilm, NFB, APTN and CBC. It’s clear that Aboriginal producers will benefit from working collectively towards the growth and sustainability of our production community in the constantly changing media landscape in Canada.
There are a significant number of issues that affect our companies and our ability to get our productions made and distributed that need to be addressed as a unified group of producers. We have already seen some successes in the past year when we approached APTN and CMF as a group, rather than as individual producers.
To ensure a confidential environment to discuss our shared concerns and opportunities, we are asking that producers who want to take part in the Alliance take a short survey, which will put you on a mailing list for future communications from the group. Your responses will be kept confidential and used by the group’s organizers to determine priorities and establish a membership list.
To take the survey and participate in this alliance, go to: