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Delegates from 40 countries gather at SCAPR General Assembly in Toronto
May 24th, 2016 - Delegates from 40 countries are in Toronto Canada this week for the international general assembly of the Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights (SCAPR).
ACTRA applauds government’s support of Canada’s creative industry in 2016 budget
March 22nd, 2016 - March 22, 2016 — ACTRA is pleased today’s federal budget fulfils the government’s election commitments to (re)invest in Canada’s cultural organizations and hope this marks the beginning of a new relationship with Canada’s cultural communities.
ACTRA names Catherine Joell MacKinnon Woman of the Year 2016
March 7th, 2016 - ACTRA is shining the spotlight on Catherine Joell MacKinnon, the 2016 ACTRA National Woman of the Year. ACTRA bestows this honour on a member who excels in both her artistic and advocacy achievements.
Canadian performers call on new government to support Canada’s creative economy
February 24th, 2016 - Canadian performers from ACTRA are meeting with members of Parliament to urge the federal government to support Canada’s creative economy.
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.
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