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Toronto Star: Canada urged to respond faster as digital landscape evolves

 

Canada must act quickly to protect its cultural sectors in the digital age, critics say, as rapidly evolving technology creates a crisis for its arts and media industries.

 

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Business in Vancouver: A script for Canadian content survival

 

Will your list of Netflix shows awaiting a binge-watching session soon adopt a quintessentially Canadian character?

 

It’s an idea being floated by domestic producers attempting to adapt to the changing media landscape brought on by foreign over-the-top (OTT) streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and CBS All Access.

 

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The Globe and Mail: Why Canada’s reputation as a kids’ TV production powerhouse is under threat

 

Boat Rocker Media had a hit on its hands. The Next Step, a tween-targeted show about an elite dance troupe, drew the highest ratings the Family Channel had ever seen for a premiere at the time, with 574,500 people tuning in.

 

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Frontier leads impressive economic conquest for Newfoundland and Labrador
ST. JOHN’S, December 6, 2018 – On the eve of Frontier’s season-three premiere, the Canadian Media Producers Association has released a study [...]
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Canadian performers and independent producers secure deal on new Independent Production Agreement
TORONTO, November 15, 2018 — Today, following productive negotiatio­­ns, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the [...]
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The grades are in: Production of Mr. D boasts massive economic benefit for Nova Scotia
  HALIFAX, November 14, 2018 – The long-running TV comedy series Mr. D has generated impressive economic activity for Halifax [...]
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CMPA statement on the passing of François Macerola
TORONTO, November 9, 2018 – It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of François Macerola – a [...]
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CMPA and NABET 700-M UNIFOR reach new agreement
TORONTO, October 31, 2018 — Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association and NABET 700-M UNIFOR jointly announced the successful conclusion [...]
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New TV and film Global Creative Alliance aims to increase international collaboration
TORONTO, October 12, 2018 – The Canadian Media Producers Association and 14 other TV and film trade associations from around the [...]
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Reynolds Mastin works on behalf of our members to ensure the continued success of Canada’s independent production sector and a vibrant future for Canadian content. Reynolds leads the execution of the CMPA’s strategic priorities and oversees the organization’s operations in its Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver offices.  Central to his role is the development of relationships with key stakeholders who are vital to the Canadian production industry. These include all levels of government, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), broadcasters, over-the-top services, distributors, exhibitors, industry unions and guilds, the Hollywood studios, and other production associations from both Canada and around the world.

 

Prior to becoming President and CEO, Reynolds served as the CMPA’s Chief Negotiator and Chief Legal Officer. As Chief Negotiator, Reynolds represented CMPA members and the Hollywood studios in the bargaining of collective and independent production agreements with the unions and guilds representing talent and technicians in the film, television and digital production industries outside of British Columbia. He also led Terms of Trade negotiations with the large private broadcast groups, independent broadcasters and the CBC. As Chief Legal Officer, Reynolds provided strategic advice on a range of matters, including business affairs, industrial relations, copyright, Terms of Trade, Canada Media fund policies and guidelines, CRTC regulatory proceedings and corporate governance.

 

In his professional capacity, Reynolds is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Retransmission Collective and of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. Reynolds also volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, one of Canada’s largest grantmakers, which awards approximately 1,500 grants each year to community-based not-for-profits and charitable organizations in the arts, recreation, environment and human and social services sectors.

 

Prior to joining the CMPA in 2008, Reynolds served as Legal Counsel for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), where his files included tariff proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada, copyright reform, and corporate governance. He began his career in 2005 as an articling student at the CRTC, a position which gave him broad exposure to both broadcasting and telecommunications matters.

 

Reynolds completed his Common Law (LLB) and Civil Law (LLL) Degrees at McGill University, with an exchange semester spent at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has an Honours BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto, and his Baccalauréat en éducation from the University of Ottawa.

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The Canadian Media Producers Association is the country’s leading member-based advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema and digital media channels. The CMPA works to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and ensure a future for diverse content made by Canadians for both domestic and international audiences.
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2018 CMPA-BC Annual Summer BBQ

CMPA-BC once again hosted a summer BBQ for all CMPA members on Wednesday July 11, 2018. It was a great opportunity for CMPA-BC members to meet CMPA staff, the BC Branch Council and other BC members.

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Prime Time 2018

Presented by the CMPA, Prime Time is a three-day think tank that brings together global leaders who are making waves in the world of media.

With over 600 Canadian and international delegates in attendance, Prime Time 2018  took a thorough look at the new platforms entering scripted production and how they’re changing the form of content. Highlights also inlcuded an update on the SVOD marketplace, and the latest information on international trends in financing and sales.

Prime Time 2018 keynote speakers included Netflix’s VP of Content Elizabeth Bradley (pictured, right), actor/writer/director/producer Jay Baruchel, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly.

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