Are you an emerging producer eager to makwae your voice heard? Been a CMPA member your whole career and never joined a committee?
There are many opportunities available to suit your interests. To find out more about these committees or to participate, please contact the CMPA representative listed for each.
IMPACT's committees are your opportunity to shape the direction of the association and, in turn, the industry.
Member expertise and feedback is key to our success, as it reflects the business realities faced by independent production companies on a daily basis. In this shifting media landscape, it’s more important than ever that members help us identify risks and opportunities, and provide input on the issues we present to government.
The CMPA is guided by a number of committees dedicated to the different branches of our strategy. Members of these committees participate in calls and discussions to set the agenda for the CMPA’s initiatives.
Works towards creating optimal conditions for the development, financing, production, distribution and discoverability of film, television and digital media content of all genres across Canada and abroad. Its mandate includes but is not limited to matters concerning federal tax credits, Canadian content certification and new business models.
Liz Shorten, Chief Operating Officer
Susanne Vaas, Vice-President, Corporate & International Affairs
In addition, the Content committee will be accountable for the work undertaken by its six sectoral committees:
Works to ensure that Canada’s Feature Film Policy – and, more particularly, the Canada Feature Film Fund administered by Telefilm Canada – effectively responds to the needs of the CMPA’s feature film members.
Kids & Animation
Assists the CMPA Board and staff on opportunities and issues relating to the advancement and promotion of the independent Kids Media sector in Canada and internationally.
Works to ensure the fulfillment of the Canada Media Fund’s mandate, and address the concerns of independent television and digital producers. In addition, the Committee provides strategic oversight and direction to the CMPA Terms of Trade negotiating team in its negotiation of new Terms of Trade agreements/Codes of Practice with broadcasters, and in the identification and resolution of any issues under said agreements.
Works towards creating optimal conditions for the financing and production of documentary film and television in Canada.
Creates opportunities to enhance international market opportunities and partnerships for Canadian film, television and digital media producers. Its mandate includes but is not limited to matters related to international trade agreements, the negotiation and administration of audiovisual co-production treaties, the CMPA’s international strategy and international trade missions.
Promotes, advises upon, and assists with maximizing the value of the fundamental interests of members’ copyright holdings through domestic and international advocacy and administrative activities.
Guides the CMPA’s direction on any matter related to industrial relations, including negotiation strategy, legislation that affects our sector, and our agreements with the various unions and guilds.
Determines how the CMPA will provide demonstrable value for membership through outreach, services and benefits that motivate member engagement, and member guidelines that support the CMPA’s goals. The committee will also lead the CMPA’s diversity and anti-harassment-related initiatives.
Creates training opportunities in the film, television and digital media production industry, to ensure continuous workplace skills development and the injection of new talent into the workforce through a variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities.
Board of Directors
Vice-President, Corporate & International Affairs
1-800-686-7440 ext. 337
The CMPA’s Board of Directors represents producers working in all genres, in every region of the country.
Directors serve a two-year term. We strive for a board of talented and dedicated directors with a mix of expertise, experience, skills and backgrounds. Further, we are an inclusive organization that is committed to achieving gender balance and greater diversity, including on our board of directors.