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Producing Dramatic Film - LIFT
Feb 25, 2019
Hone your producing skills in this two-evening crash course in producing independent film. In this workshop, participants learn the process of taking a dramatic film project from development to delivery from a producer’s perspective.
Hot Docs Festival & Industry Conference - 2019
Apr 25, 2019
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.
Kidscreen Summit - 2019
Feb 11, 2019
Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2018, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.
Need to Know: Admin Fees 101
Feb 06, 2019
Live-streamed online, Need to Know is a chance for members to access up-to-the-minute information that supports their businesses. This live-streamed webinar will focus on the various member dues and administration fees that are payable to the CMPA.
Prime Time 2019
Jan 30, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - The CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference is a national networking event for some 600 of Canada’s most prominent business leaders from the feature film, television, interactive media, broadcasting and telecommunications industries.
Digital Media at the Crossroads - 2019
Jan 25, 2019
DM@X is a conference organized by five university faculties with programs focused on key aspects of the digital future of the cultural industries.
Jumpwire Half Day Seminar on Social Media Best Practices
Jan 18, 2019
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - David de Souza’s presentation will highlight best practices for the top social platforms and case studies to illustrate how social media can help people who work in the creative industries to reach their professional goals.
Nov 27, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Registration is now open for Congress ’18, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers! The world’s leading content creators and decision-makers working in science, history, natural history and other non-fiction media will gather in beautiful Brisbane, Australia, for 4 days of valuable workshops, inspiring sessions, and dynamic networking and market events.
C21 International Drama Summit 2018
Nov 27, 2018
Undoubtedly the most significant annual gathering of the global scripted community. Unrivaled three-day conference with a screenings program, co-production marketplace, networking cocktails, drama awards and much more.
Accessing Talent: Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage
Nov 23, 2018
An inclusive workforce ensures the greatest possible talent pool, and diversity among creators leads to innovation, widens audiences and builds a stronger industry.
IO Keynote Speaker Series - Patrick Lauzon on Building an Audience
Nov 21, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - At this keynote presentation, Patrick Lauzon will offer strategies based on his extensive background in Canada’s media industry.
DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match
Nov 12, 2018
Join us on November 12 in Toronto for our third DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match event that brings producers together with new directing talent.
Nov 06, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - iVentures, Interactive Ontario's fall annual fall conference, connects business leaders in the interactive digital media (IDM) industries with each other and with business leaders in overlapping sectors.
Nov 03, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind, one day conference for mid-career and senior creators, producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television.
Breakfast at TIFF: Music Video Evolution
Nov 02, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - This session of Breakfast at TIFF coincides with the launch of the Music Video Production Project (MVP Project), a new fund from RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
BC Books on Screen
Oct 29, 2018
In partnership with the Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC), CMPA-BC is organizing Books on Screen, a publisher-producer B2B event to be held on Monday, October 29, 2018.
interNATIONal Networking Day
Oct 19, 2018
imagineNATIVE is looking to for Canadian content agents, producers and exhibitors interested in
collaborating with Indigenous screen and music creatives on new and upcoming projects as part of the
first InternNATIONal Networking Day, October 19, 2018.
Oct 15, 2018
MIPCOM brings together the world’s top TV and digital content executives for four days of meetings, screenings and conferences.
Ottawa International Animation Festival + The Animation Conference (TAC)
Sep 26, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - From September 26-30, 2018 downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters.
Need to Know: Anti-Harassment Tools & Resources for Producers
Sep 25, 2018
Marguerite Pigott (Vice-President, Outreach & Strategic Initiatives) will guide you through the tools and resources the CMPA has created for members relating to anti-harassment, discrimination, and bullying.
CMPA-BC Export Market Preparation Workshop
Sep 24, 2018
Thinking of attending MIPCOM, AFM, Content London or other markets? Prepare for the fall markets and conferences with this export readiness workshop.
Sep 12, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - C21Media is proudly launching its inaugural Content Canada conference during TIFF, with TIFF as an event collaborator. Taking place on September 12, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, the one-day event will see Catherine Tait, the newly appointed president of CBC/Radio-Canada, making her first industry address.
CMF Industry Consultation
Sep 10, 2018
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) embarks on a cross-country consultation as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process comprises a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities (in all provinces and territories) and industry working groups.
IO & CMPA Meet + Mix
Aug 28, 2018
Based on the success of our first Meet + Mix in 2017, Interactive Ontario and the CMPA are once again hosting this stellar networking opportunity for film & TV producers and interactive digital media producers to network in order to spark new and innovative collaborations.
National Roadshow - Broadcast and Telecommunications Review
Jul 30, 2018
The CMPA is launching a national roadshow to hear from members on issues that could determine key elements of the future of independent production in Canada. We are traveling across Canada to hear from you, and hope you will participate when we come to your city.
Jul 25, 2018
JFL ComedyPRO is the most important annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world that explores all facets of comedy.
Jul 20, 2018
Stareable Fest is a three day celebration of excellence in independent television, July 20–22, 2018 in Tribeca NYC, brought to you by the largest community of web series creators, Stareable.com.
Frontières International Co-Production Market
Jul 19, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - FRONTIÈRES is an international co-production market and networking platform specifically focused on genre film financing and co-production between Europe and North America.
Need to Know - The Global OTT Marketplace
Jun 26, 2018
FREE FOR MEMBERS - Join international OTT content/licensing expert Wendy Bernfeld of Rights Stuff BV for the return of our member exclusive Need to Know sessions! Live-streamed online, Need to Know is a chance for members to access up-to-the-minute market knowledge with industry experts.
Toronto Screenwriting Conference
Jun 23, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS- The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is a two-day weekend event that brings together screen-based industry professionals and offers them advanced level of skills development and networking unparalleled by any other screenwriting event on the continent.
SelectUSA Investment Summit
Jun 20, 2018
Members are invited to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit, to be held June 20 - 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. SelectUSA offers a unique opportunity for any Canadian company interested in expanding into the United States and learning more about how to maximize their success south of the border.
Produced By 2018
Jun 09, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Reaching across film, television and new media, the Produced By Conference is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar and Emmy award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.
CBC Info Session & Pitch Fest
Jun 08, 2018
CBC executives from Scripted Drama, Comedy, Unscripted and CBC Kids, representing both television and digital platforms, will be in Vancouver next month to hold an information session for writers, creators and producers as well as take 70 one-on-one pitch meetings.
True North Confrence
May 29, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - True North is a ground-breaking conference that will bring together 2,000+ visionaries, leading influencers, innovators and policymakers for an honest and critical conversation about how we reaffirm tech as a force for good in the world.
May 25, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Hundreds of podcasters, vloggers and web series creators will gather from across Canada and around the world to screen their series and partake in the festival’s panel programming.
Tom Schlesinger's Dramedy Workshop
Apr 28, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Learn the key storytelling secrets to write, produce and edit dramatic comedies that reach vast audiences on heartfelt levels. And network with other film and TV industry professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. CMPA members receive 20% OFF registration under the "Guild Member" category.
Hot Docs Festival and Industry Conference
Apr 26, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000. The 2018 Hot Docs Festival will run April 26 to May 6, 2018.
Meet the Funders
Mar 22, 2018
CMPA-BC is pleased to present for our members a day of presentations from national and provincial funding organizations, including CMF, CAVCO, Telefilm Canada, Bell Fund, Shaw Rocket Fund, TELUS Fund, and Creative BC.
iLunch: Leading Creative Teams
Mar 05, 2018
DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - There are unique considerations for leading teams in interactive and convergent media. Often overseeing 4 key areas converging: creative, technology, finance, and policy, the leadership role’s creative challenge is the human factor. At our March iLunch, award-winning producer Victoria Evans of Digital Vic will share practical insights into effective leadership for teams creating digital content.
CBC Business & Rights: "Connecting with Communities"
Mar 02, 2018
CBC B&R would like to invite CMPA members to attend upcoming "Connecting with Communities" sessions across the country, with the first in our nation's capital. The focus will be Working With Indies: A round table conversation between new and emerging independent producers and the CBC staff who work with them.
Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) VR/AR Event Day: The Business of VR/AR for Screen-based Industries
Feb 27, 2018
Please join CASO (Computer Animation Studios of Ontario) with SIRT for a full day's active sharing of learning, hands-on with test materials, content solutions and potential business partners, (including company testing booths), along with several panels on business development and commercial research opportunities.
Anti-Harassment Training for Producers
Feb 15, 2018
Harassment is an issue at the forefront of many workplaces today, whether in the office, on set or at a remote location. As the employers, producers have unique responsibilities, obligations and liabilities. To learn how to keep your workplaces and your business safe, we are presenting a workshop with Janice Rubin and Cory Boyd.