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ACTRA, AQPM & CMPA commence IPA bargaining
October 19th, 2015 - The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Association Québécoise de la Production Médiatique (AQPM) began negotiations of the Independent Production Agreement (IPA) today.
Winners Selected for ACTRA’s Diversity Committee Short Film Script Competition 2.0
October 2nd, 2015 - ACTRA National’s Diversity Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the Short Film Script Competition 2.0: UBCP/ACTRA member Darren Howarth-Chapel; ACTRA Ottawa member Christine Mao; and ACTRA Maritimes member Gordon Patrick White.
NDP currently most trusted to protect the CBC: Nanos
September 29th, 2015 - A new Nanos survey on broadcasting issues released this morning has found the NDP currently in front at 31 per cent on the question of which party is most trusted by voters to protect the CBC, with the Liberals most trusted by 27 per cent, the Conservatives by 13 per cent and the Green Party by 3 per cent.
ACTRA Encourages its Members to ‘cast our next government’ in upcoming federal election
September 8th, 2015 - ACTRA has launched a campaign to encourage its 22,000-plus membership to vote in the upcoming October 19 federal election. Members are invited to help ‘cast our next government’ by making a pledge to vote on election day and ACTRA will send them an automated text on October 19 reminding them of their pledge.
Treasurer’s Report for the Fiscal Year Ended February 28, 2015
July 13th, 2015 - ACTRA stood front and centre in its leadership role with participation at the Canadian Labour Congress Convention representing over 1.5 million workers, participation in the Together Fairness Works Campaign, continued meetings with political powers, and the future of the film and entertainment industry, all in an effort to ensure and protect your work opportunities as a professional performer and member of ACTRA and which informed our goals and objectives in Fiscal 2014/15.
Ferne Downey Re-elected as ACTRA National President
June 16th, 2015 - Ferne Downey was re-elected as ACTRA National president for an unprecedented fourth term by ACTRA’s National Council.
ACTRA Launches New Performer Casting Website CastingACTRA.CA
June 10th, 2015 - ACTRA has launched CastingACTRA.ca, a new website that gives casting directors and producers the ability to search the 22,000 member performers represented by the national union.
ACTRA member Sarah Gadon appears before Heritage Committee for review of Canadian feature film industry
May 8th, 2015 - ACTRA member Sarah Gadon and National Executive Director Stephen Waddell spoke to members of Canada’s Heritage Committee on May 6, 2015, on behalf of ACTRA’s 22,000 member performers from across the country.
Performer Unions Cheer as Child Performers’ Bill Passes Third Reading
April 30th, 2015 - ACTRA Toronto and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) cheered today as the bill to protect child performers passed Third Reading in the Ontario Legislature and awaits Royal Assent.
Federal Government’s 2015 Budget Overlooks Canadian Film & TV Industry
April 21st, 2015 - Canadian performers were disappointed again today with the federal government’s lack of recognition and support for the Canadian film, television and digital media industry in its 2015 federal budget announcement.
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