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Reynolds Mastin named head of CMPA

The well-known face of CMPA negotiations and legal matters takes over the reins from Michael Hennessy, who retires this week.

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Battles lines for 2016 terms of trade renewal talks drawn

The fortunes of City’s Package Deal against the economics of airing a U.S. sitcom like Mom came up as broadcasters debated the terms of trade agreement at Banff Industry Day.

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New SVOD service in Canada? Key questions raised

Playback looks at key issues at play for indie producers as Rogers confirms it is “exploring opportunities” for a new streaming service in Canada.

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Producers, DGC ratify new labour deal

The latest 2013 to 2015 Standard Agreement includes a 2% wage increase in line with other recent industry union and guild deals.

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CMPA, directors guild reach tentative agreement

Details of the new pact, hammered out after negotiations restarted in April, won’t be released until the agreement is ratified.

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Canadian producers and WGC reach new tentative IPA deal

The agreement Friday followed a final bargaining push leading up to the new three-year deal.

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New actors’ rights treaty lauded

CMPA president and CEO Michael Hennessy (pictured) says ACTRA played a key role in audiovisual performances treaty.