Canadian Media Producers Association

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COVID-19 and CMPA response


COVID-19 is causing significant disruption for Canada’s production sector, creating business challenges for producers, and raising many questions. As Canadian producers face unprecedented upheaval as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will keep members updated on the evolving situation and the CMPA’s response efforts.


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Joint statement on CERB extension


The CMPA and MPA-Canada represent producers of made-in-Canada film and television projects, which generated more than 180,000 jobs and $9.32 billion in production spending in 2019 alone. Canada’s world-class cast and crew are the backbone of our industry, and these workers have been hit extremely hard by the negative impact that COVID-19 has had on our sector.


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CMPA proposal for COVID-19 insurance coverage


The CMPA is acutely aware that insurance companies are not offering COVID-19 coverage for the production sector at this time. Left unaddressed, this would mean the financial consequences associated with another industry-wide shutdown, or an on-set COVID-19 incident, would fall primarily to the producer.


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Who we are

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

Jun 23, 2020

CMPA and Alberta’s Teamsters Local 362 reach agreement on new three-year deal

TORONTO / CALGARY, June 23, 2020 – Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association and Teamsters Local 362 jointly announced the […]

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Jun 12, 2020

Joint statement on CERB extension

(la version française suit) TORONTO, June 12, 2020 – The CMPA and MPA-Canada represent producers of made-in-Canada film and television […]

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Apr 21, 2020

Canada’s film and TV production sector faces $2.5 billion hit due to COVID-19

OTTAWA, April 21, 2020 – The Canadian Media Producers Association today released new numbers that illustrate the significant negative impact that […]

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Apr 02, 2020

CMPA’s Profile 2019 highlights economic capacity of Canadian media production industry before COVID-19

OTTAWA, April 2, 2020 – A report released today by the CMPA underscores the significant economic contribution made by the media […]

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Mar 20, 2020

COVID-19 Production Industry Taskforce

Dear friends, We continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 global pandemic and recognize this represents an unprecedented challenge for […]

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Jan 29, 2020

CMPA welcomes report charting new path forward for Canadian media production sector

OTTAWA, January 29, 2020—The CMPA welcomed today’s report from the government-appointed Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review (BTLR) panel, which included […]

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