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Laurie McAllister appointed Director of ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society
January 6th, 2016 - Stephen Waddell, National Executive Director of ACTRA, announced Laurie McAllister has been hired as the new Director of ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society and ACTRA Recording Artists’ Collecting Society.
New study shows planned CRTC changes will cost 15,000 Canadian jobs
January 5th, 2016 - A first-of-its-kind independent economic forecast shows regulatory changes espoused by the Harper government and adopted in last year’s CRTC Let’s Talk TV announcements will likely lead to the loss of more than 15,000 Canadian jobs and take $1.4 billion from the Canadian economy annually by 2020.
Canadian Performers Ratify New 2016-2018 Independent Production Deal
December 24th, 2015 - An overwhelming number of ACTRA Members – 95.5 per cent – have voted YES in favour of ratifying the 2016-2018 Independent Production Agreement (IPA).
Neve Campbell honoured with 2016 ACTRA National Award of Excellence
December 16th, 2015 - Canadian performers honoured Neve Campbell with the 2016 ACTRA National Award of Excellence on Sunday, January 31, 2016, 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 secures new film, television and New Media deal with Producers
December 8th, 2015 - Canadian performers have reached a tentative Memorandum of Agreement for the renewal of their Independent Production Agreement (IPA). Upon ratification, performers will receive a rate increase of six per cent over the three-year term of the new deal.
ACTRA welcomes throne speech commitment to Canadian culture industries
December 4th, 2015 - ACTRA is pleased about the commitment in today’s throne speech to build strong cultural industries through the investment in Canadian culture.
ACTRA, AQPM & CMPA commence IPA bargaining
October 19th, 2015 - The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Association Québécoise de la Production Médiatique (AQPM) began negotiations of the Independent Production Agreement (IPA) today.
Winners Selected for ACTRA’s Diversity Committee Short Film Script Competition 2.0
October 2nd, 2015 - ACTRA National’s Diversity Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the Short Film Script Competition 2.0: UBCP/ACTRA member Darren Howarth-Chapel; ACTRA Ottawa member Christine Mao; and ACTRA Maritimes member Gordon Patrick White.
NDP currently most trusted to protect the CBC: Nanos
September 29th, 2015 - A new Nanos survey on broadcasting issues released this morning has found the NDP currently in front at 31 per cent on the question of which party is most trusted by voters to protect the CBC, with the Liberals most trusted by 27 per cent, the Conservatives by 13 per cent and the Green Party by 3 per cent.
ACTRA Encourages its Members to ‘cast our next government’ in upcoming federal election
September 8th, 2015 - ACTRA has launched a campaign to encourage its 22,000-plus membership to vote in the upcoming October 19 federal election. Members are invited to help ‘cast our next government’ by making a pledge to vote on election day and ACTRA will send them an automated text on October 19 reminding them of their pledge.
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