CMPA and Ryerson team up for transmedia training

The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) is collaborating with Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media on a new Transmedia Production Acceleration Program, a workshop and mentorship program that focuses on acquiring skills for transmedia production.

Supported by the OMDC’s Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund, this  program will provide 40 transmedia producers with the opportunity to participate in a full-day workshop. From this group, 18 individuals will go on to complete five-month job placements with Ontario-based transmedia production companies. [Read more…]

Michael Hennessy to helm CMPA

Telus exec Michael Hennessy is joining the Canadian Media Production Association as president and CEO, effective June 18, 2012.

Hennessy takes over from the outgoing president and CEO Norm Bolen.

Over the past 25 years, he’s leveraged his background in communications to help shape the evolution of public policy and regulation in telecommunications, broadcasting, Internet and wireless in both the public and private sectors.

Most recently, Hennessy served as SVP, regulatory and government affairs at Telus where he was responsible for the overall direction of the company’s regulatory and advocacy strategies across multiple business lines. His use of social media helped his team secure important policy wins as part of a collaborative Telus public affairs strategy involving multi-stakeholders. [Read more…]