Note to Members: Upcoming Events

Hi all,

With the Vancouver International Film Festival upon us, we now have to accept that it is Fall indeed.  A few upcoming important events to consider-

OCTOBER 13 – BC MEMBERS MEETING WITH NORM BOLEN, Canadian Media Production Association CEO

Norm will be in Vancouver for much of the week of October 11th, following Thanksgiving.  All BC members are invited to meet with Norm for an update on recent CMPA activities and a discussion of industry issues.

Wednesday October 13
5:00-6:30pm (meeting and light reception)
CMPA-BC,  600 – 736 Granville Street

Please RSVP to by Friday October 8th


An international symposium on women in media, this conference will bring together a stellar group of media artists, industry leaders, scholars and policy makers to celebrate the achievements of women in media and create a more vibrant, innovative and equitable media landscape for the 21st century.  Check our the conference programme and register at:


Valerie Creighton (CMF CEO) and staff will be in Vancouver to update our industry on CMF issues and hear from us about what is working (and not working) with the CMF.  The meeting will take place as follows:

Friday October 15
9:00am – 12 noon
Pan Pacific Hotel, Oceanview I + II

Click here to register:


Register before October 8th and receive an early bird registration rate for this exciting convergence Conference and Master Class that we are co-presenting.  Merging+Media is two days of top-notch case studies, cross-platform business strategies, trends and best practices in cross-media production, the latest cutting edge technology plus significant networking opportunities to form cross-media partnerships.  This is the first event of its kind in Vancouver, bringing together some of the world’s most noted cross-media experts to showcase the latest trends and technologies in this space. Check out the website and register at:


The CMPA is organizing a trade-focused producer delegation to Singapore to attend the Asia Television Forum (ATF) from December 7 to 10, 2010 (exclusive of two travel days). The purpose of the delegation is to promote Canadian film, television and interactive media in the Asia Pacific and facilitate business meetings between Canadian producers and ATF participants, including Singaporean producers. The ATF ( is Asia’s leading international market for buying, selling, financing, and distributing content across all traditional and digital platforms, from television and feature film, to animation. The Forum includes a trade market, a full conference, and networking sessions. In addition, the High Commission of Canada will host targeted business to business meetings between Canadian and Singaporean film, television and interactive media producers, and other industry stakeholders.

A travel and accommodation subsidy will be provided to selected CMPA members. Interested members are asked to complete and return their statement of interest to participate as a delegate by 5 p.m. EDT, Monday October 18, 2010. Please click here to complete the statement of interest.

See you at the Festival!

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