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Statement on Government of Canada’s Short-Term Compensation Fund to address lack of COVID-19 insurance coverage

 

OTTAWA, September 25, 2020 – The Canadian Media Producers Association today issued the following statement on behalf of its President and CEO, Reynolds Mastin: We thank Minister Guilbeault and the federal government for today’s announcement of this much-needed fund, which will help hundreds of camera-ready Canadian film and TV projects move forward after months of uncertainty.

 

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Ongoing COVID-19 insurance challenges put $1 billion of Canadian film and TV production at risk

Survey data shows that without swift government action, over 200 camera-ready projects and nearly 20,000 jobs are in jeopardy

 

OTTAWA & MONTREAL, September 18, 2020 – Recent surveys conducted by Canada’s French and English media producers associations have found that over $1 billion in production volume is at imminent risk without swift government action to address the lack of COVID-19 insurance coverage available for producers.

 

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Watch: Town hall with Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault on revitalizing the Canadian production sector

 

On September 16, the Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault hosted a town hall with the Canadian screen-based production communit, as part of the development of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s post-pandemic recovery plan for the cultural industries. The session was co-moderated by the CMPA’s Reynolds Mastin and the AQPM ‘s Hélène Messier. Watch the full town hall above.

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The Canadian Media Producers Association is Canada’s trade association for independent producers. We represent hundreds of companies engaged in the development, production and distribution of English-language content for TV, feature film and digital media channels. Learn more about us.

Latest press releases

Sep 25, 2020

Statement on Government of Canada's Short-Term Compensation Fund to address lack of COVID-19 insurance coverage

OTTAWA, September 25, 2020—The Canadian Media Producers Association today issued the following statement on behalf of its President and CEO, […]

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Sep 21, 2020

Film and TV organizations call for Throne Speech to make good on government promises

TORONTO, September 21, 2020 – Leaders of the ACTRA, AQPM, ARRQ, CMPA, DGC, SARTEC and WGC today called on government […]

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Sep 18, 2020

Ongoing COVID-19 insurance challenges put $1 billion of Canadian film and TV production at risk

(la version française suit) OTTAWA & MONTREAL, September 18, 2020 – Recent surveys conducted by Canada’s French and English media […]

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Jul 22, 2020

CMPA’s 2020 Indiescreen Awards postponed due to COVID-19

TORONTO, July 22, 2020 – Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association made the following statement regarding the 2020 Indiescreen Awards: […]

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Jul 14, 2020

CMPA statement on joint letter by Black producers and creators demanding end to systemic racism in Canada's production industry

TORONTO, July 14, 2020 – Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association issued the following statement in response to a joint […]

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Jul 14, 2020

CMPA statement on Quebec government fund to reopen film and TV production sector and need for a national solution

OTTAWA, July 14, 2020 – The Canadian Media Producers Association today issued the following statement in response to the Quebec government’s announcement […]

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