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Upcoming events

JFL ComedyPRO

Jul 25, 2018

10% DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - 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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Tom Schlesinger's Dramedy Workshop

Apr 28, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

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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Past events

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

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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