Press release

Apr 19, 2021

CMPA statement on Budget 2021

OTTAWA, April 19, 2021—The Canadian Media Producers Association today issued the following statement on behalf of its President and CEO, Reynolds Mastin, in response to the federal government’s Budget 2021:

“We applaud the federal government for highlighting the importance of Canada’s domestic film and television production sector in the 2021 budget. Newly announced investments in Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund, the CBC and the Indigenous Screen Office demonstrate the government’s continued support for the creation of Canadian stories on screen.

The increase in funding for Telefilm Canada is an encouraging step forward in ensuring that the national film funder can continue to fulfill its mandate to foster and promote the development of the audiovisual industry in Canada. We look forward to working closely with Telefilm and other industry stakeholders to determine how best these resources can support Canada’s homegrown filmmaking talent.

We also commend the government for committing additional investment in the Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada to provide more opportunities for equity-seeking creators, who have historically faced systemic barriers to success in the Canadian media production sector.”


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, CMPA