Press release

Sep 25, 2020

Statement on Government of Canada’s Short-Term Compensation Fund to address lack of COVID-19 insurance coverage

OTTAWA, September 25, 2020—The Canadian Media Producers Association today issued the following statement on behalf of its President and CEO, Reynolds Mastin:

We thank Minister Guilbeault and the federal government for today’s announcement of this much-needed fund, which will help hundreds of camera-ready Canadian film and TV projects move forward after months of uncertainty.

The swift implementation of a workable program is now mission critical, to safeguard thousands of jobs in jeopardy.

We look forward to working with the Minister, Telefilm and other industry stakeholders, to ensure the launch of this new funding measure as soon as possible.

– Reynolds Mastin, President and CEO, CMPA


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