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CMPA embarks on national listening tour

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CMPA embarks on national listening tour

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Nine-city roadshow will inform recommendations for the federal government's Broadcasting and Telecommunication Legislative Review

OTTAWA, July 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Today in Halifax, the Canadian Media Producers Association kicked off a national tour, soliciting feedback from its members on how the federal government can best update legislation to support domestic TV, movie and digital content production. The group, which represents independent producers in Canada, launched the coast-to-coast roadshow in response to the government's review of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts announced in June.

"Our members are innovative entrepreneurs, working the frontlines of a rapidly evolving media landscape," said Reynolds Mastin.  "We look forward to hearing from them and sharing their practical insights with the government as it moves forward with its commitment to modernize Canada's legislative framework for the digital age."

Through the tour, the CMPA leadership will consult widely with its members, with sessions scheduled over the next four weeks to take place in Halifax, St. John's, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. In addition to the sessions with members, the group also plans to meet with other industry stakeholder groups during the tour, to identity top priorities for the industry as a whole. The CMPA consultations will inform the recommendations the group makes to the federal government as part of the legislative review process.

ABOUT THE CMPA

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is the country's leading member-based advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema and digital media channels. The CMPA works to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and ensure a future for diverse content made by Canadians for both domestic and international audiences. www.cmpa.ca

SOURCE Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)

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