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COMMENTARY: Canada's production industry is booming. Let's not forget why

 

Cartt: COMMENTARY: Canada’s production industry is booming. Let’s not forget why

 

Film and television production in Canada is booming. Profile 2017the CMPA’s latest annual economic report, finds production volume in this country at an all-time high, reaching a total of $8.38 billion last year, and creating over 170,000 jobs. Canadian television content alone reached $2.99 billion in production volume and generated 61,200 jobs.

 

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C21Media: Funding furore

 

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, nothing can be said to be certain in the world of kids’ TV except reboots, anthropomorphic animals and a Canadian production sector supported by abundant opportunities to access soft money.

 

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The Hollywood Reporter: Canadian Entertainment Industry Releases Code of Conduct Amid Sexual Misconduct Reckoning

 

The Canadian entertainment industry on Thursday unveiled a code of conduct document to tackle sexual misconduct and bullying after harassment allegations caused turmoil in Hollywood and north of the border.

 

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CMPA welcomes Catherine Tait as new President and CEO of CBC/Radio Canada
OTTAWA, April 3, 2018 – The Canadian Media Producers Association today welcomed Minister Joly’s announcement of the appointment of Catherine Tait [...]
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Production of feature film Maudie paints a picture of economic success
OTTAWA, March 9, 2018—A new CMPA study, released in advance of the Canadian Screen Awards, illustrates the remarkable economic activity [...]
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Canadian Creative Industries release new Code of Conduct
TORONTO, March 8, 2018—A new Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct has been adopted to help prevent and respond to harassment including [...]
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CMPA welcomes federal budget that invests in Canadian content
OTTAWA, February 27, 2018—The Canadian Media Producers Association applauded measures included in today’s federal budget to maintain funding for the [...]
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Canada’s screen content production sector continues to drive impressive economic growth
OTTAWA, February 1, 2018—According to the latest figures released today in Profile 2017: An Economic Report on the Screen-Based Media Production [...]
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The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, returns to Prime Time 2018
OTTAWA, January 26, 2018—The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) today announced that the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, [...]
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Reynolds Mastin works on behalf of our members to develop strategic relationships with key external stakeholders, both nationally and internationally. These include, among others, the CRTC, the federal government, broadcasters, distributors and exhibitors, which serve to facilitate the promotion and stimulus of the Canadian production industry to ensure the continued success of Canada’s independent production sector and a future for Canadian content.

 

Prior to becoming President and CEO, Reynolds served as Chief Negotiator and Chief Legal Officer, providing strategic leadership and on a range of matters, including intellectual property, industrial relations, Terms of Trade, Canada Media fund policies and guidelines, CRTC regulatory proceedings and corporate governance. In his capacity 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.

 

In his professional capacity, Reynolds is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC) and the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). 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. Reynolds began his legal career as an articling student with 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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The BC Producers Branch (CMPA-BC) is a provincial chapter of the CMPA, working on behalf of British Columbia production companies.
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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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2017 CMPA Year-End Party

In December 2017, the CMPA hosted its annual Year-End Party at the Copetin Restaurant & Bar in Toronto.

Bringing together leaders from across Canada’s production sector over cocktails and great food, partygoers celebrated the industry’s achievements in 2017.

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