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CMPA, DGC ratify new labour agreement


TORONTO - The Directors Guild of Canada and the Canadian Media Producers Association jointly announced the ratification of a new DGC-CMPA Standard Agreement on Wednesday after first reaching an agreement in principle in July.The 2019-2021 CMPA-DGC Standard Agreement will take effect on January 1, 2019 and will apply to all productions in Canada, excluding British Columbia and Quebec, commencing principal photography on or after that date.  The deal establishes the terms, conditions and rates for directors and other professional crew members engaged in film, television and digital media productions. “The stellar reputation of Canada’s production industry is in no small part...