The Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association (CMPDA) has changed its name, effective May 31, 2011, to Motion Picture Association - Canada.
The Motion Picture Association – Canada serves as the voice and advocate of the major international producers and distributors of movies, home entertainment and television programming in Canada. The motion picture studios served by the Motion Picture Association – Canada are:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Universal City Studios LLLP
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
To its credit, The Motion Picture Association – Canada is not seeking to convey the impression that its mission is to protect the interests of Canadian producers and distributors. In fact, its new website states that it is “The Voice and Advocate for the Major International Producers and Distributors of Movies, Home Entertainment and TV Programming in Canada”.
A short article dated May 31, 2011 about this name change states that:
This should clear everything up: The Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association, which has long lobbied north of the border on behalf of the major Hollywood studios, has changed its name to Motion Picture Association - Canada (MPAC).
The rebranding aligns the association more closely with its parent, the Motion Pictures Association of America.
The URL for the Motion Picture Association - Canada (MPAC) is www.mpa-canada.org.