Producer Linda Ambury will be talking about the changing environment of today film sets with the rise of women's voices, respectful workplace and the growth of greener sets. This is perfect for anyone who experienced set life as crew, directors, production managers and producers.
Linda Ambury is a Calgary based Producer whose career spans four decades. Originally from Vancouver it wasn’t until a move to Edmonton that her film and television career began in a backyard studio office with Canadian Producer/Writer/Director Anne Wheeler. Linda’s first production was the feature film “Bye Bye Blues” where she worked for Ms. Wheeler and Arvi Liimatainen. After several years of managing script development, under the mentorship of Anne and Arvi Linda worked her way through accounting and into production management.
In 1994 Linda moved to Calgary to continue her long and successful career. Line Producing began with ABC's mini-series "Little House on The Prairie". She has had the privilege of being part of the producing teams of the Genie® award winning WWI feature film "Passchendaele", Daytime Emmy® winner “The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie”, HBO’s Primetime Emmy® television movie “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” and four seasons of HBO’s multi-season Primetime Emmy® television series winner “Game of Thrones”. Most recently she produced two seasons of Sky-Atlantic’s highest budgeted series “Tin Star” with UK based Kudos. She has enjoyed the opportunities of working with international production companies while largely staying based in Alberta where she takes pride in the continued development of the entertainment industry.
In addition to producing she met the challenge of overseeing the conversion of air hangers to film support/stages at the Currie Barracks, was invited to sit on studio insight committees, has been elected to DGC local boards and committees, and has had the pleasure of instructing at the Banff Centre. Her passion for mentoring, the stewardship of environmentally responsible production practices, and advocating for a safe work place have further enriched her career and the community that she works and resides in.
When spare time presents itself, you are likely to find her in her garden.
Herland is a Video Production & Mentorship Program which will allows women an opportunity to explore their creative vision with the goal of making a personal short film. These women will acquire skills and experience in the art of filmmaking as they progress through the filmmaker’s journey. The goal is to put the power of image-making and storytelling into the hands of local, diverse women with limited access and/or experience, and to foster a spirit of collaboration in safe and open environment. This project builds community, develops skills, provides training while encouraging the continuation of sharing their unique stories though video-making. Preference will be given to women of diversity.
Herland's goal is simple: bring stories by and about women to a larger audience.