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Playback: Outgoing CMPA chair Scott Garvie reflects on four years of industry upheaval 

 

Garvie, whose four-year term has spanned a number of historic policy decisions and reviews, discusses some of the defining moments of his tenure and looks ahead to what comes next for Canadian producers.

 

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The Globe and Mail: Ottawa unveils $50-million compensation fund for film, TV productions placed at risk due to COVID-19

 

The federal government will provide a $50-million short-term compensation fund for film and television productions that have been placed at risk due to a lack of COVID-19 insurance policies.

 

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Variety: Lack of COVID-19 Insurance Jeopardizes 214 Canadian Projects, Producers’ Surveys Find

 

A total of 214 camera-ready Canadian film and TV projects worth C$1,093,479,381 ($830 million) are at risk because of lack of COVID-19 insurance, two separate surveys by Canadian producers’ associations have found.

 

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CMPA welcomes important legislation to modernize Canada's Broadcasting Act
OTTAWA, November 3, 2020—The Canadian Media Producers Association today issued the following statement on behalf of its President and CEO, [...]
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CMPA welcomes six new members to its Board of Directors
TORONTO, October 29, 2020 – The CMPA today announced the addition of six new members to the organization’s Board of Directors. [...]
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CMPA and C21Media renew partnership for virtual edition of Prime Time 2021
OTTAWA, October 27, 2020 – Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association announced that the 2021 edition of Prime Time, its [...]
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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, [...]
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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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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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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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Prime Time 2020

Presented by the CMPA, Prime Time is the pre-eminent conference for leaders working in media production, broadcasting, television, and feature film in Canada.

Prime Time 2020 opened with a fireside chat with Canada’s new Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault. His appearance was then followed by a Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review (BTLR) Chair Janet Yale and Panel Member Monique Simard in their first public appearance after the release of their long-awaited report. Other topics covered at the conference included the future of Canadian broadcasting, streaming opportunities for Canadian producers and the importance of IP.

Prime Time 2020 also marked the conference’s 25th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, the Prime Time opening reception featured the world of the final season of Cardinal. The screening, attended by a mix Prime Time delegates and Ottawa politicos also featured a Q&A with the show’s cast and producers.

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