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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.
What’s wrong with this picture? : Dr. Amanda Coles shines a light on gender inequalities facing women directors in Canada
September 7th, 2016 - TORONTO, ON — Canadian Unions for Equality on Screen (CUES) has identified causes and solutions in a new report by Dr. Amanda Coles on the persistent gender inequalities that exists in Canada’s film and television industry. The report, entitled “What’s wrong with this picture? Directors and gender inequality in the Canadian screen-based production industry,” is a follow up to CUES’s inaugural Focus on Women report in 2013.
Stand up for Canadian culture; Protect our creators
August 30th, 2016 - Canada’s national union of English-language professional performers is alarmed with the CRTC’s disregard for Canadian creators and our industry. This is a result of the Commission’s August 25 decision as part of its review of Certified Independent Production Funds (CIPF) to drop the minimum CAVCO point requirements from eight to six to fund a Canadian independent production.
Award-winning actor and seasoned director Amanda Tapping takes director’s seat on ACTRA National Women’s Committee’s short film, Women Seen
August 5th, 2016 - The ACTRA National Women’s Committee begins production on the two-city shoot of its new short film Women Seen in Vancouver on Saturday, August 6. Filming in Vancouver will last one day with two additional days of filming to follow in Toronto in the fall.
Treasurer’s Report for the Fiscal Year Ended February 29, 2016
July 11th, 2016 - A brief overview of ACTRA’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2016.
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