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Joint Statement from the AMPTP and the CMPA on the DGC BC strike notice


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Gamiela Fereg

Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications

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VANCOUVER, April 27, 2022 – The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) today issued the following statement in response to DGC BC’s strike notice:

“Following more than a year of good-faith negotiations by producers, we are disappointed that the DGC BC chose to issue a strike notice and that discussions to reach an agreement have stalled. Our last proposal to the DGC BC was a fair offer that included substantial improvements for employees working under the Collective Agreement.

After meeting with the DGC BC again on April 25, it is clear that significant differences remain. A path that leads both parties to a deal remains a priority, but the DGC’s choice may impede a resolution in the near future.”


Media contacts:

Jarryd Gonzales:, AMPTP

Gamiela Fereg:, CMPA


The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) is the entertainment industry’s official collective bargaining representative trade association. Since 1982, it is responsible for negotiating virtually all industry-wide guild and union contracts, including those with American Federation of Musicians (AFM); Directors Guild of America (DGA); International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); Laborers Local 724; Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA); Teamsters, Local #399; and Writers Guild of America (WGA) among others. For more information, visit


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.