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Government Must Step In to Support the CBC
April 10th, 2014 - ACTRA Calls for CBC to Focus on Distinctive Canadian Programming Toronto – Canadian performers are calling on the Conservative government to immediately commit to long-term, stable funding to sustain the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ACTRA also stated that the CBC should be focusing on increasing production and distribution of distinctive, quality Canadian programming, particularly drama. The response [...]
Juno Nominee Dave Faber and ACTRA RACS to call on Government to support Recording Artists
March 25th, 2014 - OTTAWA – Canadian musician and Juno Nominee Dave Faber and ACTRA Recording Artists’ Collecting Society Director Brad Keenan appear today before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, as parliamentarians conduct a study of the Canadian Music Industry. “We’re looking to our elected leaders to step up and support the creation of great Canadian music by [...]
ACTRA Names Jean Freeman 2014 Woman of the Year
March 6th, 2014 - Honour bestowed in celebration of International Women’s Day Toronto – ACTRA is shining the spotlight on Jean Freeman, ACTRA’s 2014 Woman of the Year. Each year ACTRA’s Women’s Committee bestows this honour on a woman who has shone both in her artistic and advocacy achievements.
ACTRA renews commitment to the Actor’s Fund of Canada
February 21st, 2014 - ACTRA will renew its support for the work of the Actors’ Fund of Canada by making a $15,000 contribution. National President Ferne Downey made the announcement this morning at CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference.
Government’s budget missing critical opportunity to boost Canadian film & TV industry
February 11th, 2014 - Canadian performers were disappointed today with the federal government’s lack of recognition and support for the Canadian film, television and digital media industry.
Presidents Message November 1, 2013
December 19th, 2013 - November 1, 2013 Dear ACTRA members, Democracy is breaking out all over the place. As an ACTRA member, it’s a wonderful time for all of us to be actively involved with our union and our industry. First up, please be aware that several ACTRA branches across the country are holding elections. Keep an eye on [...]
Presidents Message December 2013
December 19th, 2013 - Season’s Greetings to All Members 2013 has been a fabulous year at ACTRA. We have lots to celebrate, including our new deal with the multinational video game giant Ubisoft Entertainment. Based in France, Ubisoft is one of the largest producers of video games in Canada and operates in 28 countries bringing in worldwide revenues of $1.8 [...]
President’s Message Labour Day
November 1st, 2013 - August 30, 2013 Dear Members, Where did the summer go? Labour Day is nearly upon us and ACTRA branches across the country are participating in Labour Day parades, picnics and other festivities. Join us! Click here for information about what’s happening in your neck of the woods. This September 2 the Canadian Labour Congress is launching their “Fairness Works” campaign [...]
ACTRA Talks TV
October 31st, 2013 - For Your Consideration…. ACTRA Talks TV * Background – What is “Let’s Talk TV” * Why YOU need to speak up! * Some points to consider * What can I say about Progamming? * What can I say about Technology? What is “Let’s talk TV”? The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking [...]
ACTRA calls on the Government to consult with Canadian creators, in response to Throne Speech
October 16th, 2013 - ACTRA is reaching out to the Canadian Government, following today’s Speech from the Throne, to work closely with the creative sector in their consultation and implementation of plans to unbundle television channels.
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