The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has represented the interests of independent producers of audiovisual content in Canada for over 60 years.
The Association changes its name from "Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) to Canadian Media Producers Associaton (CMPA)"
The Association changes its name to better reflect our members, who are producers.
The Association changes its name from "Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) to Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA)"
The Association changes its name to better reflect the multi-screen world and the future of our industry. The name change adheres to a tradition within the association to update itself as technology advances.
The CFTPA added new media production to its representation within the sector.
The CFTPA formed the Producer's Audiovisual Collective of Canada
The CFTPA formed the Producer's Audiovisual Collective of Canada (PACC), a non-profit corporation which acts on behalf of producers as a collective society for the management and distribution of royalties deriving from the sale of blank audiovisual media and from the rental and lending of video recordings.
The CFTPA formed the Educational Rights Collective of Canada
The CFTPA formed the Educational Rights Collective of Canada (ERCC), a non-profit collective established to represent the interests of copyright owners of television and radio programs (news, commentary programs and all other programs), when these programs are reproduced and performed in public by educational institutions for educational or training purposes.
The CFTPA formed the BC Producers' Branch
The BC Producers' Branch of the CFTPA was established to deal with the province's local and regional issues, and to provide an in situ solution for dealing with national issues in B.C.
The CFTP merges with the CFTA to form CFTPA
The Association of Canadian Film & Television Producers, which was formed in 1984 to exclusively represent the interests of larger independents, merges with the CFTA to form the CFTPA.
The CFTP forms the Canadian Retransmission Collective
The CFTA formed the Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC) to recognize the new retransmission rights created as part of Canadian copyright reform and the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the U.S. The CRC was created to ensure that Canadian independent producers would share in the new retransmission rights.
The CFPD merges with the CFTA
The Canadian Television Program Distributors' Association (CTPDA) merged their membership with the CFTA.
The CAMPP merges with the CFTA
The Canadian Association of Motion Picture Producers (CAMPP), which represented individuals, often producer-directors or writer-producers, merged its membership with the CFTA for more effective lobbying and representational purposes.
The CFTA gains corporate status
The period from 1980 to 1990 reflected dramatic growth in the film and television industry in Canada and a number of competing groups claimed to represent segments within the production industry. In order to be representative of the whole industry, the CFTA federally incorporated and included a French translation in its name.
Television added to CFTA's purview
The reference to motion pictures was changed to "Film," and "Television" was included to recognize the growth of that sector within the industry.
The AMPPLC was founded as the original provincial non-profit Association created before the arrival of television, and represented film producers at both the production and post-production levels of the then fledgling industry. The AMPPLC focused its lobbying efforts on expanding opportunities for Canada's independent producers.