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Andrew Addison named new CMPA VP

Media | 06/29/2016 3:44 pm EDT

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) announced Wednesday that it has appointed a new vice-president of communications and marketing. Andrew Addison will report to president and CEO Reynolds Mastin and “provide strategic direction, leading the development and execution of integrated marketing and communications strategies for the CMPA,” according to the association's press release. Addison was previously a consultant with FleishmanHillard, a communications company, where as associate vice-president for the company’s reputation management practice in Toronto, "he led national communications campaigns and provided strategic counsel,” the release said.   Prior to that, Addison was manager of media relations at the Canadian Bankers Association, the release added. Earlier this month, the CMPA hired Scott Garvie to replace Jamie Brown as chair of the group’s board of directors....

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...