The BC Producers Branch of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA-BC) plays an active role in presenting the priorities of the independent production sector to various levels of government and related organizations.
On behalf of our members, we advocate in various policy areas including business development, funding, tax policy and export with respective municipal, provincial and federal governments. Where a provincial issue needs to be raised, the CMPA-BC also appears before parliamentary and legislative committees to give insight into the development of policy, regulation and legislation. CMPA-BC often collaborates with the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) in joint government relations efforts.
At the agency level, the CMPA regularly facilitates consultations with the Canada Media Fund, Telefilm Canada and Creative BC to ensure that those support programs effectively respond to the needs of independent producers.