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ACTRA’s John Drainie to be presented to Mack Furlong
September 25th, 2014 - ACTRA is pleased to announce that Mack Furlong is the recipient of ACTRA’s 2014 John Drainie Award. The award will be presented at a reception in St. John’s on October 15.
ACTRA calls for Canadian content to be the centerpiece of the Canadian broadcasting system
September 16th, 2014 - Gatineau – The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists is calling on the CRTC to protect and maintain a strong and vibrant Canadian production industry. ACTRA, the English language Canadian screen actors union, presented today at the CRTC’s “Let’s Talk TV” hearings.
Nanos survey finds Canadians skeptical about CRTC TV proposals
September 5th, 2014 - On the eve of a CRTC hearing that could result in the gutting of Canada’s TV rules, a new Nanos survey released this morning finds the sweeping changes up for consideration next week are on shaky ground with Canadians.
Canadian Performers Ratify Commercials Pact
August 25th, 2014 - For Immediate Release ACTRA membership votes “yes” to new 3-year agreement TORONTO – ACTRA’s professional performers have ratified the National Commercial Agreement (NCA) by 98.5%. The NCA, negotiated between ACTRA and the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA), is the industry standard collective agreement that governs performers in English-language [...]
ACTRA and Canadian Ad industry reach tentative settlement
July 28th, 2014 - For Immediate Release ACTRA has reached terms of settlement with the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) to renew the National Commercial Agreement (NCA). The parties to the NCA reached an accord early Saturday morning after 17 days of tough bargaining and the assistance of mediator, Reg Pearson, Assistant [...]
National Day of Mourning
April 28th, 2014 - Today we remember Canadian workers who have been killed or injured on the job. As ACTRA performers, we know that sets can be dangerous workplaces. We will continue to work to ensure that all performers – and particularly those most at risk such as stunt performers and children – are given the protection they need to do their jobs in a safe environment.
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.
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