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CMPA names new Board of Directors for 2023-2025 term

Board appoints Damon D’Oliveira as new CMPA Chair


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Gamiela Fereg

Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications

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TORONTO, September 28, 2023 — Following its annual general meeting earlier today, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) unveiled its Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term, and also announced the appointment of Damon D’Oliveira as CMPA Board Chair.

“The impressive range of experience and perspectives of our incoming Board of Directors will position the CMPA to strongly represent the interests of our membership, at this key time when the focus of the industry is on the CRTC’s implementation of Bill C-11,” said CMPA Board Chair, Damon D’Oliveira. “I am honoured to take on the role of Board Chair, and look forward to working with my talented colleagues on the Board to advocate on behalf of Canada’s independent production community and the success of the broader industry.”

“Decisions made in the coming months will shape the future of Canada’s independent production sector for years to come,” added the CMPA’s President and CEO Reynolds Mastin. “I look forward to working with Damon and our all-star Board of Directors to ensure the continued success of Canada’s independent media production sector.”

2023-2025 CMPA Board of Directors 

Damon D’Oliveira (Conquering Lion Pictures) – ONTARIO

Michelle Wong (Seven24 Films Inc.)

Emily Alden (Brightlight Pictures)
Erin Haskett (Lark Productions)
Sarah Nathanson (Thunderbird Entertainment)
Steven Thibault (Screen Siren Pictures)
Haydn Wazelle (Tabula Dada Productions Inc.)

Kyle Irving (Eagle Vision Inc.)
Darcy Waite (Turtle Mountain Media Inc.)

Anand Ramayya (Karma Film Inc.)

Maria Armstrong (Big Coat Media)
Mark Bishop (marblemedia/Blue Ant Media)
Amy Cameron (Cameron Pictures Inc.)
Vince Commisso (9 Story Media Group)
Lauren Corber (LoCo Motion Pictures Inc.)
Elysse Goldman (Shaftesbury)
Jennifer Holness (Hungry Eyes Media Inc.)
Nelson Kuo-Lee (Blink49 Studios Inc.)
Anne Loi (WildBrain Inc.)
Kate Sangster-Poole (Entertainment One)
Vanessa Steinmetz (Pier 21 Films)

Ann Bernier (Auguste Content Inc.)
Marc Tetreault (Shut Up & Colour Pictures Inc)
Allison White (Sara Fost Pictures)

Archita Ghosh (Amaxis Inc.)
Josette D. Normandeau (IDEACOM)
Sébastien Pigeon (Sphere Media)
Aren Prupas (Muse Entertainment)

Tom Cox (Seven24 Films) – ALBERTA



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.

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Gamiela Fereg
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA