Meet Luke!

Luke Azevedo

Vice President, Creative Industries,Operations & Film Commissioner

Calgary Economic Development


In 2007 Luke joined Calgary Economic Development as the Commissioner for Film, Television and the Creative Industries, Luke works with Studios, government, unions & producers in Southern Alberta to facilitate and develop local projects and attract new foreign film, television & digital media productions to Alberta. Prior to joining CED, Luke was the Director of the Creative Electronic Environment, as well as the Banff New Media Institute and the Acting Director of Literary Arts at The Banff Centre, where he developed and directed television and interactive media facilities and personnel. Prior to Banff, he was owner operator of VisionWorks Commercial Productions. Luke worked with Hockey Canada through four Olympic Games as well as numerous Junior and Women’s World Championships. During this period Luke also was the broadcast liaison for the Calgary Flames hockey operations.  In 2023 Luke was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), a global consortium of over 300 film commissions across six continents.  As one of 10 board members, Luke is the sole city commissioner among country, region, and state commissions.  In addition, Luke has been awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal by the Province of Alberta, recognizing his work and dedication towards elevating not only Calgary but Alberta’s reputation as a global production center for the Creative economy and content creators of all platforms and genres. 

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