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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.

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MIPCOM

Oct 15, 2018

MIPCOM brings together the world’s top TV and digital content executives for four days of meetings, screenings and conferences.

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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.

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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.

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FactualWEST

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.

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iVentures 2018

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.

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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.

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Congress '18

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. 

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C21 International Drama Summit 2018

Nov 27, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Content Canada

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.

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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.

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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. 

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JFL ComedyPRO

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.

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Stareable Fest

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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T.O. WebFest

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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