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The Globe and Mail: Canadian film, TV industry set to take $2.5-billion hit if restrictions stay through June, study says

 

A total $2.5-billion in film and TV production in Canada could be at risk if an industry shutdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic does not conclude by the end of June, according to a new study.

 

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Forbes: Canada Could Lose $1.23 Billion As Hollywood Shuts Down Due To Coronavirus

 

Hollywood has shut down production due to concerns over the coronavirus and that decision has been hitting Canada hard. The Canadian Media Producers Association released a report Tuesday about the impact of the pandemic.

 

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The Hollywood Reporter: Before Shuttering, Hollywood Production in Canada Had Hit New High

 

Hollywood location shooting in Canada in 2019 hit a new high, according to a report from local indie film and TV producers. But then the COVID-19 pandemic slammed into the Canadian production sector, shuttering all U.S. film and TV shoots in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal and sending anxious Americans back across a now-sealed border for shelter.

 

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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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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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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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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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Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault to open CMPA’s Prime Time 2020
OTTAWA, January 20, 2020 — The Canadian Media Producers Association announced today that the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, will [...]
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Tracey Friesen appointed Managing Vice-President of CMPA’s BC Producers Branch
VANCOUVER, January 20, 2020—The Canadian Media Producers Association today announced the appointment of Tracey Friesen as the Managing Vice-President of its [...]
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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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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 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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