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CMPA statement on the passing of Joy Rosen


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Gamiela Fereg

Senior Manager, Media Relations u0026 Communications

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TORONTO, June 11, 2023 —The CMPA today issued the following statement in response to the passing of Joy Rosen, CEO and Co-Founder of Portfolio Entertainment:

We were deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Joy Rosen.

Joy was a force in the Canadian media production industry, who was held in high regard by her domestic peers and on the global stage. Through her incredible drive, and unmatched flair at deal-making and relationship building, Joy founded and helped build Portfolio into an impressive company, highly respected in the international kids and animation sector.

We extend our deepest condolences to Joy’s family, friends and colleagues at Portfolio Entertainment. She will be missed.


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.

Media Inquiries:

Gamiela Fereg
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA