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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.
Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Sector Damaged by Budget Cuts
April 10th, 2015 - TORONTO – Canada’s professional performers are dismayed that the Nova Scotia provincial government released a budget yesterday that drastically altered the makeup of their film and television production tax credit and shuttered Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia, the province’s film commission.
ACTRA and the DGC issue joint statement in response to the CRTC’S new broadcast regulatory policy
March 13th, 2015 - TORONTO – ACTRA and the DGC are cautioning Canadians that the new broadcasting policy released yesterday by the CRTC may have unforeseen repercussions on Canadian content and the Canadian broadcast landscape.
ACTRA names Amanda Tapping 2015 Woman of the Year
March 4th, 2015 - ACTRA is shining the spotlight on Amanda Tapping, ACTRA National’s 2015 Woman of the Year. Honour bestowed in celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8.
ACTRA launches four new National Diversity Committee advocacy videos
February 24th, 2015 - ACTRA is pleased to launch four new National Diversity Committee advocacy videos, created by ACTRA members who were winners of the ACTRA National short film competition.
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