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CMPA welcomes government investment in Telefilm Canada

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OTTAWA, January 31, 2024 — During its annual Prime Time conference in Ottawa, the Canadian Media Producers Association today issued the following statement on behalf of its President and CEO, Reynolds Mastin:

“We welcome today’s announcement from the federal government that it will invest $100 million in Telefilm Canada over the next two years. This support will ensure Canadian feature film producers can continue to develop and create world-class content for audiences at home and around the world. 

I particularly want to thank Minister St-Onge for her efforts to secure this investment. The announcement comes at a critical time for the industry; creators are emerging from a prolonged period of disruption. With today’s announcement, the industry now stands on solid footing and is well positioned to thrive in the years ahead.

We also applaud that this investment will allow Telefilm to maintain initiatives for creators from equity-deserving communities. And we are hopeful that an announcement confirming the renewal of funding for the Indigenous Screen Office will soon follow.”

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ABOUT THE 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. For 75 years, the CMPA has worked 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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Gamiela Fereg
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA
gamiela.fereg@cmpa.ca