Alberta Producer Accelerator Program announces first mentors

The Alberta Producer Accelerator Program (APA) is proud to announce the industry mentors who are participating in the inaugural cohort of the newly launched program.

The APA Program was launched in November by Calgary Economic Development, in partnership with Content Canada with support from the Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles, and funding through Western Economic Diversification Canada.

The four-month program, focused exclusively on Alberta producers, offers participants important training and access to key decision makers. An essential part of the program’s success includes providing the finalists with expert industry mentorship to guide them as they work through the curriculum.

To find out more about the APA Program click here.

Thank you to the mentors participating in the first cohort of the APA Program:



Andrew Barnsley

Andrew Barnsley
Project 10 Productions
Chief Executive Officer




Chris Bell

Chris Bell
Entertainment One
Vice President, Development,
Scripted Programming




David Cormican

David Cormican
Don Carmody Television (DCTV)
President, Co-Founder




Trish Dolman

Trish Dolman
Screen Sirens
Founder, Producer, Director




Ilana Frank

Ilana Frank
ICF Films
Executive Producer




Noreen Halpern

Noreen Halpern
Halfire Entertainment
Founder, Executive Producer




Erin Haskett

Erin Haskett
Lark Productions
President, Executive Producer




Ira Levy

Ira Levy
Breakthrough Entertainment
Partner, Executive Productions




Mark Miller

Mark Miller
Great Pacific Media
Founder, Producer,
Director, Composer




Joy Rosen

Joy Rosen
Portfolio Entertainment
CEO and Founder




Jarrett Sherman

Jarrett Sherman
Fuzerly
President, Founder





“The APA is unique in its focus on Alberta producers and its connectivity to industry experts who can share a national and international perspective,” said Luke Azevedo, Commissioner, Film, Television and Creative Industries, for Calgary Economic Development. “We are helping to forge important connections, and create meaningful conversations between mentees and their mentors. Thank you to the mentors for their time and generosity to ensure the success of the program.”

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