June has been a busy month.
The CFTPA announced during Banff/Next Media that the organization was changing its name to better reflect the multi-screen world and the future of our industry. Over the next few weeks we will be rebranding to the Canadian Media Production Association – BC Producers’ Branch (CMPA-BC). A press release on this with the draft new logo can be found here: http://www.cftpa.ca/newsroom/press_releases/2010/2010_06_15.php
We were fortunate to have CFTPA colleague Reynolds Mastin here this week to participate in our Digital Content Rights: Navigating a Changing Environment presentation. Reynolds gave an excellent overview of the recently released CFTPA research study on digital rights – a powerpoint presentation that provides summary highlights of the report can be found here: Digital Rights Overview. The full report can be found here: http://www.cftpa.ca/newsroom/pdf/CFTPA_DIGITAL_RIGHTS_STUDY_June_2010.pdf. Thanks to BC Film for partnering with us on this initiative.
On June 11th, the CFTPA met with Provincial Finance Minister Hansen. We are now following up with provincial staff to work through some of the proposals that were discussed.
A couple of upcoming initiatives:
June 30th – Deadline for applications for Pre-Sale Pitch Sessions for Dramatic Series in Los Angeles – this is the second edition of this initiative. More info can be found here: http://www2.cftpa.ca/cftpa/members_area/FMPro?-db=login.fp5&-lay=input&-format=call_for_projects.html&-view
June 30th – Academy Breakfast with Telefilm’s John Dippong – details can be found here: www.academy.ca/email/ACCTBreakfastClubVancJune2010.pdf
Until next time.