The Nonfiction Producers Association has added its first Canadian production company to its membership roster and taken steps to expand the range of companies that can join the trade org.
Toronto-based Cream Productions is the latest to join the NPA, which launched in 2014 with eight founding companies. At present the org has 41 members. The NPA is an advocacy association for independent unscripted TV production entities.
The NPA has adjusted its membership options to include options for emerging companies and for “sole proprietors” such as individual showrunners who have hung out their own shingles. There’s also an option for vendors and other companies that provide support services to producers.
As part of the expansion, the NPA has added expanded its executive committee to eight members with the additions of Renegade 83’s David Garfinkle and T Group’s Jenny Daly.
“As the first platform to serve as a unified voice for nonfiction producers, our members have always been vocal about the value and benefits of the NPA, but this year there’s been an explosion of membership interest from across the industry,” said NPA general manager John Ford.