CMPA statement on joint letter by Black producers and creators demanding end to systemic racism in Canada’s production industry
TORONTO, July 14, 2020 – Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association issued the following statement in response to a joint letter by Black producers and creators demanding end to systemic racism in Canada’s production industry:
“The CMPA stands in solidarity with Black producers and creators; we support their call to meet with government to address anti-Black racism within Canada’s production sector, and the related systemic barriers faced by individuals in the Black creative community.
Action must be taken both by government and the entire industry to eliminate these barriers and to combat racism and discrimination. The CMPA understands we have an important role to play in these efforts, and we are committed to doing our part to advocate for, and be agents of, positive change.”
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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. cmpa.ca
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Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA