9th June 2011

CMPA Elects New Board of Directors

CMPAThe CMPA is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board elections.  The incoming Board of Directors will serve a two-year term commencing this month and ending in June 2013.  Tom Cox (SEVEN24 Films) was also Norm Bolenreelected as Board Chair.

“I would like to thank the outgoing Board for steering the organization through an important strategic review, and rebranding over the past two years,” says Sandra Cunningham, Chair CMPA Nominating Committee. “The Board’s dedication and passion has helped position the independent production sector as a vital leader for the future success of Canada’s screen-based industry.”

“It will be the job of the new Board to build on that success,” says Norm Bolen, CEO and President CMPA. “It is up to all of us to make sure each element of the system continues to make a significant contribution to the creation and presentation of Canadian content. Now, more than ever, the industry must stand together. Under the leadership of Tom Cox, the CMPA Board will continue to lead the way.”

The 2011-2013 CMPA’s Board of Directors is as follows:

  • Rob Bromley (Force Four Entertainment)
  • Brian Hamilton (Omni Film Productions)
  • Alexandra Raffé (Thunderbird Films)
  • Cal Shumiatcher (Paperny Films)


  • Tom Cox (SEVEN24 Films)


  • David Cormican (Minds Eye Entertainment)


  • Jamie Brown (Frantic Films)
  • Kim Todd (Original Pictures)


  • Douglas Barrett (PS Production Services)
  • Mark Bishop (marblemedia)
  • Don Carmody (Don Carmody Productions)
  • Sandra Cunningham (Strada Films)
  • Sari Friedland (Factory Films)
  • Scott Garvie (Shaftesbury Films)
  • Ira Levy (Breakthrough Entertainment)
  • Mark Musselman (Serendipity Point Films)
  • Margaret O’Brien (Entertainment One)


  • Ina Fichman (Intuitive Pictures)
  • Arnie Gelbart (Galafilm)
  • Janis Lundman (Back Alley Film Productions)


  • Michael Donovan (DHX Media)
  • David MacLeod (Big Motion Pictures)
  • Paul Pope (Pope Productions)
  • Mary Sexton (Rink Rat Productions)
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