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Playback: The Sessions podcast explores the Online Streaming Act: ‘It’s time we got unstuck’

 

In the first episode of a new four-part podcast series on the Online Streaming Act, host Irene Berkowitz chats with Reynolds Mastin and Charles Falzon about Bill C-11.

 

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Cartt: PRIME TIME 2022: Bill C-11 needs to be passed (the sooner the better), panel says

 

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT for Canadian broadcasting – if the recently announced Bill C-11, also referred to as the Online Streaming Act, manages to be passed, that is.

This was the general consensus of a panel of industry veterans who came together today to talk about the Broadcasting Act and the future of Canadian broadcasting at the Canadian Media Producers Association’s (CMPA) Prime Time event.

 

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The Canadian Press: Online streaming bill covers streaming giants, promotes Canadian content

 

The Liberal government has revived a bill subjecting streaming companies, such as Netflix, to the same rules as traditional Canadian broadcasters.

 

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CMPA announces Indiescreen Awards nominees
Top (L-R): Established Producer Award nominees, Sylvain Corbeil, Damon D’Oliveira, Terry Greenlaw, Jamie Manning, Michael Peterson Bottom (L-R): Kevin Tierney [...]
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Canadian Media Producers Association and Directors Guild reach terms on new CMPA-DGC Standard Agreement
TORONTO, OCTOBER 24, 2022 – Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association and the Directors Guild of Canada jointly announced the [...]
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Lisa Broadfoot appointed Vice-President, Industry and Business Affairs at CMPA
TORONTO, OCTOBER 3, 2022 – The Canadian Media Producers Association today announced the appointment of industry veteran Lisa Broadfoot as Vice-President, [...]
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CMPA lauds federal government's decision to reject flawed CBC licence renewal decision
OTTAWA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 – The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) today commended the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriquez, [...]
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Canada's independent producers call on Minister Rodriguez to reject CRTC's CBC decision
OTTAWA, August 8, 2022 — On Friday, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) submitted a petition to the Minister of Canadian [...]
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CMPA doubles Indiescreen Awards prize money; announces 2022 ceremony to be held at Whistler Film Festival
TORONTO, August 4, 2022 —  The Canadian Media Producers Association today opened applications for the 2022 Indiescreen Awards, announcing that [...]
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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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