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Kim Coates to be honoured in L.A. by Canadian performers with 2017 ACTRA National Award of Excellence
January 18th, 2017 - Toronto, ON — Canadian performers will honour Kim Coates with the 2017 ACTRA National Award of Excellence on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The award recognizes an ACTRA member’s career achievements, and contribution to their fellow performers and Canada’s entertainment industry.
ACTRA joins online effort to overturn CRTC Super Bowl decision
December 21st, 2016 - TORONTO, ON — Canada’s English-language performers’ union has launched an online effort to mobilize Canadian performers in opposition to the CRTC’s decision banning Canadian ads to be broadcast during the Super Bowl.
Canada’s cultural industries will continue to thrive if government supports creative talent: ACTRA
November 25th, 2016 - TORONTO, ON — The Canadian union representing 23,000 performers in film and television from across the country has laid out its submission for Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s Canadian Content in a Digital World consultations.
ACTRA National Women’s Committee begins Toronto shoot of short film Women Seen with Amanda Tapping in director’s chair
November 17th, 2016 - TORONTO, ON — The ACTRA National Women’s Committee begins production on the two-day Toronto shoot of its new short film Women Seen on Saturday, November 19. This is the second and final shoot following one day of filming in Vancouver this past August.
ACTRA Members stand in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA Members during their videogame strike
October 21st, 2016 - ACTRA is proud to stand in solidarity with our SAG-AFTRA sisters and brothers during their job action as they continue with renegotiation of their Interactive Media Agreement, which covers production of videogames.
Ann-Marie MacDonald, Rick Mercer & Mark Starowicz to receive John Drainie Awards October 5
October 3rd, 2016 - ACTRA is honouring Ann-Marie MacDonald, Rick Mercer and Mark Starowicz with John Drainie Awards in recognition of their contributions to Canadian broadcasting. The awards will be jointly presented by ACTRA and CBC/Radio-Canada at an evening ceremony in Toronto hosted by past Drainie Award recipient Wendy Mesley.
Closing of the FIA 21st Congress: Ferne Downey re-elected as FIA President
September 29th, 2016 - SAO PAOLO, Brazil (September 25, 2016) — The International Federation of Actors (FIA) and its worldwide membership successfully conclude their 21st Congress, and elect their new governing bodies. Today, Ferne Downey, Canadian actress and ACTRA President, was re-elected FIA president by the federation’s international delegates, gathered in Sao Paulo for the FIA 21st Congress.
The gap between “Public” and “Stakeholder” views on Canadian Content isn’t as wide as you’ve heard
September 15th, 2016 - The second phase of the government’s “Canadian culture in the digital world” consultations has been launched and some familiar voices are making some familiar points.
ACTRA: Policy review a chance to recognize key role of Canadian talent in building world-class creative industry
September 13th, 2016 - ACTRA National President Ferne Downey says Canada’s union of professional performers is eager to contribute to the Ministry of Heritage consultations on Canadian Culture in a Digital Age.
SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA Announce Celebration of Cinema Event at TIFF 2016
September 9th, 2016 - SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA unveiled a new one-of-a-kind event taking place at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
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