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The Globe and Mail: Cuts are throwing original Canadian scripted programming into a ‘death spiral’, union warns

 

Television may be in a golden age, powered by channels and streaming services spending billions of dollars to chase critical acclaim and savvy audiences, but new data show this country’s broadcasters are in frantic retreat, cutting back sharply on original scripted programming created by and for Canadians.

 

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Toronto Star: Netflix says it would pay federal sales taxes. But nobody’s asked it to

 

It was a bizarre election stunt, with a suddenly folksy Stephen Harper warning of an apocalypse where ordinary citizens would be penalized for watching TV.

 

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iPolitics: Media producers, Enbridge busiest on federal lobbying circuit in January

 

The association representing independent Canadian producers was the most active group on the federal lobbying scene in January, as it renewed calls for policy-makers to find ways to ensure popular streaming services like Netflix are captured by existing broadcasting regulations.

 

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CMPA expands Indiescreen Awards nationally
TORONTO, July 22, 2019—The Canadian Media Producers Association today called for applications for its annual Indiescreen Awards, which recognize the [...]
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Statement: CMPA welcomes BTLR What We Heard Report
OTTAWA, June 26, 2019—The Canadian Media Producers Association today issued the following statement on behalf of its President and CEO, [...]
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CMPA partners with C21Media on Prime Time in Ottawa
OTTAWA, June 25, 2019—The Canadian Media Producers Association today announced that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with C21 [...]
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Canadian screenwriters and independent producers reach terms on new Independent Production Agreement
TORONTO, May 29, 2019—Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association and the Writers Guild of Canada jointly announced the successful conclusion [...]
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Indian Horse scores big for Northern Ontario’s economy
SUDBURY, May 28, 2019—A new report released today by the Canadian Media Producers Association highlights significant economic benefits generated by [...]
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CMPA welcomes new ACTRA National Executive Director
TORONTO, April 8, 2019 – The Canadian Media Producers Association today welcomed ACTRA’s new National Executive Director, Marie Kelly. “We [...]
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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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About the CMPA

The CMPA

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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BC Producers Branch

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 2019

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.

Prime Time 2019 covered a wide breadth of issues affecting the rapidly changing media industry and production landscape including: developing a framework for the future of the industry, the ins and outs of working with Netflix, diversifying content companies, innovation in audience building, anticipating the consumer of the future, negotiating distribution in a changing marketplace, and more.

Prime Time 2019 keynote speakers included Fox Networks Group’s Prentiss Fraser; Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism Pablo Rodriguez (pictured, right); Skybound North Entertainment and Wind Sun Sky Entertainment’s Catherine Winder; and Derek Thompson, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.

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2018 CMPA-BC Annual Summer BBQ

CMPA-BC once again hosted a summer BBQ for all CMPA members on Wednesday July 11, 2018. It was a great opportunity for CMPA-BC members to meet CMPA staff, the BC Branch Council and other BC members.

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