CMPA signs new Terms of Trade Agreement

The CMPA has successfully negotiated, on behalf of its members and the entire Canadian independent production sector, a Terms of Trade agreement that came into effect June 1st 2011. This is a historic deal that will redefine the relationship between producers and broadcasters.

The agreement has been signed between the CMPA and Astral, Bell Media (CTV), Corus, Rogers and Shaw Media. Negotiations with the CBC will begin later this year. Canadian Producers and Broadcasters will be required to adhere to Terms of Trade on a go-forward basis – it will apply to all independently produced projects developed and commissioned by the private broadcast groups.  To read more go to:  http://www.cftpa.ca/membership/terms_of_trade/

AMPIA member Panacea Entertainment wins Rockie Award!

Panacea at Rosies
Josh Miller and Carol Geddes receive the "Rosie" Award for Best Children's Program or series for Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock at the 2011 Alberta Film and Television Gala Awards

Panacea at Rockie Awards
Josh Miller accepts Rockie Award

Congratulations to AMPIA President Josh Miller and everyone at Panacea Entertainment for winning a Rockie Award!  Sunday, June 12th, awards were handed out in the Fiction categories.  Panacea was nominated alongside programs from all over the world, including Australia, Germany, Hong Kong and the UK.  To see the full list of nominees: http://www.banffmediafestival.com/banff-world-media-awards.php

YOUTH PROGRAMS (13+) – FICTION

Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock – “Death and Peace” Produced by Panacea Entertainment and The Thing With Feathers Productions
For APTN, ACCESS and SCN
Canada