Press release

Jan 20, 2020

Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault to open CMPA’s Prime Time 2020

On-stage discussion with CMPA President and CEO Reynolds Mastin to kick off 25th anniversary edition of the conference

OTTAWA, January 20, 2020 — The Canadian Media Producers Association announced today that the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, will be featured as the opening keynote speaker at its annual conference, Prime Time in Ottawa. Joined by the CMPA’s President and CEO Reynolds Mastin, the pair will discuss the current state of the screen-based industries and Minister Guilbeault’s vision for the future of Canadian content creation.

“We are honoured to welcome Minister Guilbeault to Prime Time at this inflection point for the Canadian screen-based production industry,” said CMPA President and CEO Reynolds Mastin. “Canada’s independent producers are eager to get to the know Minister Guilbeault who since his appointment two short months ago has already shown himself to be a strong and passionate advocate for our sector.”

The fireside chat with Minister Guilbeault will take place on the morning of Thursday, January 30. The event will be attended by executives, innovators and thought leaders from across the film, television and digital content production industry.

Prime Time 2020 takes place from January 29 to 31 at the Westin Ottawa and Shaw Centre. As previously announced, the Prime Time 2020 opening reception gala on January 29 will feature the final season world premiere of CTV’s CARDINAL.


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.

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