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October 2, 2009

Telefilm Canada and the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) are proud to announce their latest collaboration in the form of an innovative training program that focuses on providing guidance to up and coming new media producers engaged in content creation for multi-platform delivery.

Working with an independent production company, under the direct supervision of at least one mentor, participants of this new initiative will develop their technical, administrative and creative abilities in the multiplatform content production and delivery sector. The program emphasizes one-on-one mentoring provided by CFTPA member producers, and creating enhanced professional development opportunities in a digital interactive media environment.
“In the digital era, it’s essential for producers to take advantage of the incredible opportunities presented by new innovations”, said Susanne Vaas, VP of Business Affairs, CFTPA. “We are extremely pleased to be able to work with Telefilm on helping producers hone their digital production skills and create content for multi-platform delivery ”

”Telefilm is delighted to work with one of our key stakeholders and partners to provide the training support needed for emerging new media producers,” stated Agnes Zak, Regional Director, Business Development for Telefilm’s Ontario & Nunavut Regions. The deadline for applications is set for November 2, 2009. For more information on the program, application forms and eligibility criteria, please visit www.cftpa.ca/mentorship.

The CFTPA is a non-profit trade organization that works on behalf of almost 400 companies engaged in the production and distribution of English-language television programs, feature films, and interactive media productions in all regions of Canada.

Developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industryTelefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian productions that appeal to domestic and international audiences. The Corporation also administers the funding programs of the Canadian Feature Film Fund, the Canadian Television Fund and the Canada

New Media Fund. Visit http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/.

For further information please call:
Canadian Film and Television Production AssociationAnne TruemanDirector of Communications & Media1.800.656.7440 Ext. 227

Telefilm CanadaAlejandra SosaCommunications Officer & Press Attaché416.973.6436 Ext. 2505sosaa@telefilm.gc.cahttp://www.telefilm.gc.ca/

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