Press release

Jan 23, 2015

Independent producers and Canadian screenwriters reach agreement

TORONTO, January 23, 2015—The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Association Québecoise de la Production Médiatique (AQPM) have reached an agreement in principle with the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) on a new 2015-2017  Independent Production Agreement (IPA).

CMPA Chief Negotiator and Chief Legal Officer Reynolds Mastin says, “This was a tough negotiation but we are happy we were able to reach a deal that recognizes the needs of Canadian producers, yet fairly compensates WGC screenwriters across the country.”

Details of the agreement will be released to the public once the agreement is ratified.


The Canadian Media Producers Association is the national advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development, distribution and production 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)