CMPA, Writers Guild Seal New Three-Year Pact


The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) have agreed to the terms of a new three-year Independent Production Agreement.

“We are proud to have come to terms on an agreement that truly values the important alliance that exists between Canadian screenwriters and independent producers,” said Sean Porter, the CMPA’s VP of national industrial relations and counsel. “I want to thank the individuals on both sides of the bargaining table for their commitment to finding solutions that serve to benefit the future of our sector and Canadian storytelling on screen.”

“We are pleased to have reached a fair agreement with the CMPA that will protect the livelihoods of our screenwriter members and maintain stability in the Canadian film and television industry,” said Victoria Shen, WGC’s executive director. “We feel the new agreement includes important protections for Canadian screenwriters and balances the concerns of our producer partners.”

The current agreement expired at the end of 2023. The terms are being distributed to the members of the WGC for ratification.