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Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and CMPA-BC announce $10,000 contribution in support of Actors’ Fund of Canada
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OTTAWA, ON – March 5, 2015 – The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) has shown its support for the Actors’ Fund of Canada’s mission of assisting Canadian entertainment workers in crisis by making a $10,000 contribution in recognition of the Fund’s service to the film & TV production sector. The contribution is made up of $5,000 from the BC Producers’ Branch Council and $8,000* from the National office.
CMPA Chair Jamie Brown made the announcement today at the CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference, challenging delegates to make their own contributions to the Fund as part of the Prime Time Challenge for the Actors’ Fund of Canada (actorsfund.ca/primetime). “Supporting the health and well-being of members of the entertainment industry through the work of the Actors’ Fund of Canada is very important to CMPA,” said Brown. “We’re very pleased to be able to renew our support for this vital organization. I challenge you to help support your colleagues in crisis and contribute to the Fund today.”
The CMPA is a national non-profit organization that represents the interests of over 350 leading screen-based media companies engaged in the production and distribution of English-language television programs, feature films and digital media content in all regions of Canada.
The Actors’ Fund of Canada is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Performers and others who work behind the scenes in film and television, theatre, music and dance can apply for emergency financial aid from the Fund. Through its Film and Television Relief Program, the Fund will help hundreds of film & television industry professionals recover from illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship in 2015. The Actors’ Fund of Canada was the recipient of the 2011 Gemini Special Award for exceptional service to the Canadian television industry. Visit actorsfund.ca/primetime to learn more.
*Updated on March 6, 2015 with an additional commitment of $3,000.