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Scott Garvie named new CMPA chair

Media | 06/02/2016 7:32 pm EDT

Scott Garvie has replaced Jamie Brown as the chair of the board of directors at the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA). Garvie, the senior vice-president of business and legal affairs at Shaftesbury Films Inc., has served on the CMPA board of directors for 15 years, the organization said in a press release. “Our industry is facing huge disruption and new challenges, but also, new opportunities,” Garvie stated in the release. He said the upcoming review of Canadian content by Heritage Canada is “a once-in-a-decade opportunity to holistically review and shape federal policy — this is a chance for us to determine which business tools have worked well and don’t require change, modernize the ones that do need to be updated in order to reflect our new realities, and add new tools to our toolkits that will allow our industry to evolve, thrive and prosper in the future.” Cal Shumiatcher was re-elected as treasurer and Brian Hamilton re-elected as secretary of the board, the...

CMPA announces new board of directors

Media | 06/08/2015 3:33 pm EDT

The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) announced Monday the results of its board of directors election. The release stated that Jamie Brown of Frantic Films was re-elected as chairman of the board. It named the following members that will make up the new board: From British Columbia, Brian Hamilton of Omnifilm Entertainment Ltd., Alexandra Raffé of Thunderbird Films Inc. and Cal Shumiatcher of Paperny Entertainment Inc. From Alberta, Tom Cox of Seven24 Films and Joe Novak of 1400 Months From Saskatchewan, Bob Crow of Angel Entertainment Corp. From...