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  • The CMPA represents just over 300 companies that create the best of film, TV and digital content across Canada.

    Each year our members create 1000s of hours of original content - across all genres - from drama to comedy, documentary to youth.

  • We actively promote a competitive, diverse and dynamic industry to provide opportunities for our members' creative and commercial success.

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    November 19, 2015

    YMA’s Digital Toolkit Now Available in English for CMPA Producers

    CMPA is proud to have supported the translation of YMA’s Digital Toolkit, a highly useful tool for producers operating websites or apps, particularly those aimed at children.  Created by the Youth Media Alliance, the Digital Toolkit is a practical guide that addresses legal and ethical issues faced by producers concerning the following topics:  safety, moderation, online payment, advertising, marketing, personal information and more.  We thank the Youth Media Alliance, Canada Media Fund, OMDC and all the authors and partners who helped make this very constructive tool available to Canadian producers.    

    November 13, 2015

    Starz's John Penney Announced as CMPA's Prime Time Opening Keynote

    New faces added to the stellar speaker line up represent CAA, WME, Facebook, NRK, FilmBuff, Tribal DDB, Solutions Research Group, Magnify Digital & Bell Media. Read more >>>

    November 9, 2015

    Canadian Media Production Association and Directors Guild of Canada Reach Agreement

    The CMPA has reached agreement in principle with the DGC on a new 2016-2018 DGC-CMPA Standard Agreement. Read more >>>

    November 9, 2015

    CMPA Inks Deal with Leading Online Content Marketplace Rightstrade

    The CMPA established a partnership with RightsTrade, the leading B2B online marketplace for film and television rights.  The agreement will provide its 350 members with preferred access to RightsTrade’s SaaS sales tools, marketplace of 8,000 buyers, and marketing and promotional support. Read more >>>

    November 4, 2015

    Independent Producers Welcome New Minister of Canadian Heritage

    The CMPA congratulates the Honourable Mélanie Joly on her appointment today as Minister of Canadian Heritage. Read more >>>

    September 28, 2015

    CMPA's Prime Time Returns with Stellar Lineup of Guest Speakers

    The CMPA has revealed today an exciting lineup of speakers for Prime Time in Ottawa 2016, which will take place February 3-5 at The Westin Ottawa. Read more >>>

    September 14, 2015

    CMPA Partners with First Weekend Club to Showcase Members' Films

    The CMPA is delighted to announce a new partnership with First Weekend Club that will see ten CMPA member films selected for presentation on the Canada Screens website. Read more >>>

    September 10, 2015

    Canadian Media Production Association, Producers Guild of America Sign Cooperation Agreement

    The CMPA and the PGA today signed an international affiliation agreement to expand opportunities for co-production between Canadian and U.S. film, television and digital media producers. Read more >>>

    September 10, 2015

    Robert Lantos Wins CMPA Producer’s Award at the Toronto International Film Festival®

    The CMPA is delighted to announce Robert Lantos (Serendipity Point Films)  as the winner of the 10th annual $10,000 CMPA Feature Film Producer’s Award. Read more >>>

    August 24, 2015

    Celebrating Ten Years--Five Finalists Selected for the $10K CMPA Feature Film Award

    Canadian producer and Jury Chair Sandra Cunningham (Strada Films) today announced the shortlist for the 10th annual CMPA Feature Film Producer’s Award. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and will be announced at a special reception to mark the opening of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival ® on September 10th. Read more >>>