• In today's media landscape, producing content can be challenging. The CMPA has one goal... your success!
    Work with us to ensure a prosperous future for Canada's independent production sector and for Canadian content.
  • The CMPA represents just over 300 companies that create the best of film, TV and digital content across Canada.

    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.

    The CMPA lobbies government and regulators on rights, finance, labour agreements, policy and other business issues.

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    Why Join the CPMA?

    Join esteemed professionals and help us shape your future. Our collective voice gives us strength and the ability to influence change. Join us to ensure you are represented.

    Be Heard

    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→

    May 29, 2017

    CMPA and Telefilm partner to offer marketing training for emerging professionals

    The CMPA today announced the launch of its 2017 National Mentorship Program, with a call for applicants for the Telefilm Canada Marketing Mentorship Program. The Telefilm-sponsored initiative will offer five emerging and mid-level marketing professionals the opportunity to work with independent producers and build their marketing skills within the screen-based entertainment sector. Read more >>>

    May 3, 2017

    CMPA Promotes Liz Shorten to Senior Vice-President

    The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) today announced the promotion of Liz Shorten to the position of Senior Vice-President, Operations and Member Services, BC Producers Branch. Read more→

    April 6, 2017

    Independent Producers Reach Historic Deal with Alberta Labour Union

    The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is pleased to announce the conclusion of negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 362, resulting in the first-ever collective agreement between these two parties in the province of Alberta. Read more→

    March 22, 2017

    Independent Producers Applaud Federal Budget that Supports Canadian Creative Entrepreneurs

    Today’s federal budget outlines a number of priorities developed to support Canada’s creative entrepreneurs, strengthen the country’s media production sector, and bring the best of Canada to the world. The Canadian Media Producers Association and its members applaud these initiatives and the government’s renewed commitment to investment in the cultural sector. Read more→

    January 30, 2017

    Study finds majority of women report gender-based career barriers in Canada’s media production sector

    Research released today by the CMPA finds that nearly 90 per cent of women respondents, working in Canada’s screen-based media sector, report facing gender-based obstacles to advancement in their career. Read more→

    January 11, 2017

    Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage at Prime Time 2017

    The CMPA today announced that the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage will attend the 2017 edition of Prime Time in Ottawa. Read more→

    January 4, 2017

    Gunpowder & Sky CEO Van Toffler to Be Friday Morning Keynote Speaker at Prime Time 2017


    The CMPA today announced that cultural pioneer Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky, will give the Friday morning keynote speech at the 2017 edition of Prime Time in Ottawa. Read more→