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Apr 14, 2022

CMPA statement on the passing of Paul Pope


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Gamiela Fereg

Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications

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OTTAWA, April 14, 2022 — The CMPA today issued the following statement on behalf of CMPA President and CEO, Reynolds Mastin, and CMPA Board Chair, Erin Haskett in response to the passing of Paul Pope:

We were extremely saddened to learn that Paul Pope passed away this morning.

Paul was a giant in the Canadian media production community and a huge advocate for the industry in Newfoundland. Through his tireless promotion of the province, and the work of his own company, Pope Productions, Paul can be credited with bringing hundreds, if not thousands, of film and TV projects to Newfoundland over his four-decade career.

Paul sat on the board of the Canadian Media Producers Association for many years, during which time he made significant contributions to the growth and success of the media sector in this country. Always ready with a funny anecdote or self-deprecating story, his folksy nature belied a shrewd ability to find compromise and bring those with opposing views together for the good of the industry.

Paul, you will be missed.

– Reynolds Mastin, President and CEO, CMPA
– Erin Haskett, Chair, CMPA Board of Directors


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.

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Gamiela Fereg
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA