Press release

Jun 07, 2015

CMPA members elect New Board of Directors

BANFF, June 7, 2015—The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board elections. The incoming Board of Directors will serve a two-year term. Jamie Brown (Frantic Films) was also re-elected as Board Chair.

“The Nominating Committee wishes to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who was willing to stand for election to the CMPA Board of Directors” says David MacLeod, Chair CMPA Nominating Committee. “We hugely appreciate their commitment of time and energy on behalf of all CMPA members”.

“It’s an honour to have been elected to the Board and as Chair. But it is the collective efforts of the team at the CMPA, the Board and the committee members who truly deliver the value the CMPA provides. We have a challenging year ahead but producers are nothing if not resilient and resourceful, so I look forward to finding new opportunities and better ways to bring our creative ideas to the world.”

The 2015-2017 CMPA’s Board of Directors is as follows:

Brian Hamilton (Omnifilm Entertainment)
Alexandra Raffé (Thunderbird Films)
Cal Shumiatcher (Paperny Entertainment)

Tom Cox (SEVEN24 Films)
Joe Novak (1400 Months)

Bob Crowe (Angel Entertainment)

Jamie Brown (Frantic Films)
Kim Todd (Original Pictures)

Mark Bishop (marblemedia)
Paul Bronfman (Comweb Group)
David Cormican (Don Carmody Television)
Sari Friedland (Factory Films)
Scott Garvie (Shaftesbury)
Jennifer Jonas (New Real Films)
Ira Levy (Breakthrough Entertainment)

Ina Fichman (Intuitive Pictures)
Arnie Gelbart (Galafilm)
Janis Lundman (Back Alley Film Productions)
Jeremy Spry (Muse Entertainment)

David MacLeod (Big Motion Pictures)
Paul Pope (Pope Productions)
Mary Sexton (Rink Rat Productions)


The Canadian Media Producers Association is the national advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development, production and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema and digital media channels. We work to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and to ensure a bright future for the diverse content made by our members for both domestic and international audiences.

For more information:

Kyle O’Byrne
Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)