Press release

Dec 19, 2019

CMPA to premiere final season of CTV’s CARDINAL at Prime Time

Series stars and producers to attend world-premiere gala screening, hosted by Ben Mulroney in Ottawa.

OTTAWA, December 19, 2019—Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association and CTV announced that the award-winning Canadian drama series, CARDINAL, will screen the final season’s first episode at the opening of the CMPA’s Prime Time conference in Ottawa.

The January 29 gala event, presented by CTV, in partnership with Entertainment One, MADE | NOUS, the City of North Bay and Sim, will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with series star Karine Vanasse, Executive Producers Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny of Sienna Films, and more to be announced. The panel will be moderated by ETALK Anchor and YOUR MORNING Co-Host Ben Mulroney.

“We’re honoured to welcome the remarkable talent and creative team behind CARDINAL to launch Prime Time 2020,” said Reynolds Mastin, the CMPA’s President and CEO. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the conference’s 25th anniversary than by showcasing this proudly Canadian series, which has been embraced by audiences around the world.”

“We are thrilled to premiere the final season of CARDINAL at Prime Time with the esteemed and award-winning cast and incredibly talented creative team,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “We look forward to celebrating this incredible series, while allowing delegates to peek behind the curtain and hear directly from the talent about why CARDINAL has resonated with audiences both here and abroad.”

The CARDINAL gala screening will be open to all registered delegates of Prime Time, which is taking place in Ottawa from January 29 to 31, 2020


For 25 years the CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa, has been the pre-eminent conference for policy-makers and leaders working in media production, broadcasting, television, and feature film in Canada. With more than 600 C-suite executives, senior decision-makers, funders, and top producers in attendance, it’s your best source for actionable industry intelligence and the best place to build relationships to give you and your business an edge in the global media marketplace.

CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital platforms CTV.caCTV ThrowbackCTV Movies, and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 18 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV comes from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.

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

Allie Page
Senior Manager, Talent & Partnerships, Bell Media