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    Each year our members create 1000s of hours of original content - across all genres - from drama to comedy, documentary to youth.

  • We actively promote a competitive, diverse and dynamic industry to provide opportunities for our members' creative and commercial success.

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    Be Heard

    August 18, 2017

    CMPA appoints Jason Lee as Vice-President, BC Industrial Relations

    The CMPA today announced the appointment of Jason Lee as Vice-President, BC Industrial Relations. As the chief negotiator for the CMPA BC Producers Branch, Lee will negotiate labour agreements with the province’s unions and guilds on behalf of members. Read more→

    August 14, 2017

    Canadian producers, actors and directors commend Minister Joly on rejection of CRTC decision

    Today, the CMPA, ACTRA and the DGC applauded the Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly and the federal cabinet for referring back portions of the CRTC’s Group Licence Renewal (GLR) decisions for Canada’s large private television broadcasters. Read more→

    August 3, 2017

    CMPA statement on joint open letter by Bell Media, Corus Entertainment and Rogers Media

    The broadcasters dismiss CRTC regulations that have helped build a thriving domestic industry as “protectionist measures” of the past. But the truth is that the broadcasters’ near-complete dominance over Canada’s television market comes from them having enjoyed decades of regulatory protection. Read more→

    July 24, 2017

    Joint open letter to Minister Mélanie Joly regarding CRTC decisions

    Thousands of Canadians who value Canadian content or who work in the independent television production industry are deeply concerned about the recent CRTC licence renewal decisions for the English-language television groups. Read more→

    June 29, 2017

    Canada’s independent producers, performers and directors petition

    Today the CMPA, ACTRA, and the DGC submitted a joint petition to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, asking her to set aside, or refer back, the CRTC’s Group Licence Renewal decisions for Canada’s large television broadcasters, released last month. Read more→

    June 26, 2017

    CMPA Delegation to Screen Forever 2017 - Submit your statement of interest by July 28

    Up to 12 CMPA members will be invited to participate in a Canadian producer and industry partner delegation travelling to Screen Forever in Melbourne, Australia from November 12 to 18, 2017. Read more→

    June 23, 2017

    CMPA Board Elections 2017-2019 - Deadline for Nominations: July 21, 2017 @ 8 pm Eastern time

    The CMPA is commencing the process of electing a new Board of Directors. All directors elected to the Board will serve for a two-year term from September 2017 until September 2019. Read more→

    June 15, 2017

    CMPA invests in the next generation of Canada’s independent producers

    The CMPA today announced the launch of two new CMPA-funded national mentorship programs aimed at fostering a new generation of producers who are reflective of Canada’s diverse social fabric. The two new programs will provide valuable on-the-job training for 15 up-and-coming filmmakers. Read more→

    June 12, 2017

    Key audiovisual industry organizations collaborate to create an Indigenous Screen Office for Canada

    Today at the Banff World Media Festival, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage announced that APTN, CBC/SRC, the CMF, Telefilm Canada, the CMPA, and the NFB, have collaborated to create an Indigenous Screen Office in Canada. Read more→

    May 30, 2017

    Canadian content sees strong demand from Europe and US

    New research from the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) reveals European demand for Canadian film and television content is roughly equal to demand from the United States. Read more→