Table Top Discussions – Story Summit 2018

Take advantage of this opportunity and join one of our guest speakers and experts for a 1.5-hour lunch discussion.

To sign up for the Table Top sessions, please send an email to: and indicate your top three preferences for both Saturday and Sunday (or the appropriate day if you have a day pass). Please note: as there are a limited number of slots available for each speaker (maximum 7), seating is not guaranteed. Please send us your choices by Monday March 5 to ensure your participation. AMPIA will send you confirmation of your sessions by email by Wednesday March 7.

Seven seats available per table.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

12:00pm – 1:30pm, Vistas, Sally Borden Building


Stosh Durbacz
Canadian Sales Manager, Sales Manager, Canada, Fujifilm Optical Devices Division
Knowing your Lens and creating the Production Look


Gilles Corbeil
SOC – Spotlight, Mimic, Pacific Rim, The Shape of Water
The Operator and Director Relationship


Chris MacLean
VFX Supervisor – Asset Lead: Hanna, The Three Musketers, Resident Evil: Retribution, The Shape of Water
Your Effects on the Cheap


Carl Buehl
Executive Producer – America’s Most Wanted, Sightings, My Lottery Dream Home, Amazing Race
The Opportunities in Non-Scripted


Justin Lassen
Composer, Remixer, Sound Designer
VR Engagement


Smita Acharyya
TELUS STORYHIVE Project Manager & BA Analyst


Ben Spencer
ATB Financial – Director, Branch for Arts and Culture
New film financing structure for Alberta filmmakers

Sunday, March 11, 2018

12:30pm – 2pm, Vistas, Sally Borden Building


Stephen Campanelli
SOC – Bridges of Madison County, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Seven Psychopaths, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Tales from the Film Set


Marc Pierce
CEO, Warm Springs Productions – Mountain Men, Log Cabin Living, Legends and Lies
Building your Production Company


Trey Harrell
VFX Supervisor – Resident Evil: Retribution,  The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Strain, The Shape of Water, Inhumans
Budgeting your VFX


Luke Azevedo
Calgary Commissioner for Film, Television and the Creative Industries
Production & Post in Calgary


Jared Hoffman
Executive Producer / Showrunner – Clients: IMAX, Motorola, The Coca-Cola Company, Indy Racing League
Taking your Non-Scripted Project to Completion


Stefan Grambart
Interactive Writer / Director – Sleepy Hollow VR, Halcyon
Storytelling with VR


Megan Lau
TELUS Manager, STORYHIVE: Communications, Engagement & Equity