Reynolds Mastin


Cabinet rejects CMPA Terms of Trade petition

The producers association opposed OWN Canada’s ability to remove Terms of Trade from its condition of licence.

Pen from Creative Commons

CMPA calls for enhanced Terms of Trade

CMPA president and CEO Reynolds Mastin argues that independent producers face an unfair negotiating environment in the wake of the Corus-Shaw deal.

Reynolds Mastin

Why Reynolds Mastin isn’t afraid to get on a soap box

The new CEO of the CMPA talks to Playback Daily about standing up for indies and attracting new investment into the sector.


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.


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.


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.

Pen and paper (Photo: OrinZebest, Flickr Creative Commons)

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.

Copied from strategy - HandshakeFlickrBuddawiggi-300x224

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.

Pen and paper (Photo: OrinZebest, Flickr Creative Commons)

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.


New actors’ rights treaty lauded

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