Welcome to ACTRA

ACTRA represents over 28,000 professional performers across Canada working in the English-language recorded media sector. Our members help bring Canadian stories to life in film, television, digital media and commercial productions.

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Lockout of ACTRA performers by some advertising agencies

For months, some advertising agencies have locked-out ACTRA performers who make commercials. Our performances made award-winning ads that got results—just as we’ve done for more than 60 years under a collective agreement these agencies tried to kill. But we’re fighting back and the agencies are feeling they’ve acted on bad advice.

Fighting for Excellence

Canada’s film, television and commercial stars have joined the fight to protect performers’ rights and maintain stability and certainty in the advertising industry

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AGREEMENTS

ACTRA has negotiated some of the strongest collective agreements for performers in the world covering film, TV, radio, digital media, animation, voice, videogame and commercial production.

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ACTRA PRS

ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society (PRS) is the arm of ACTRA that collects and disburses use fees, royalties, residuals and all other forms of compensation or remuneration that performers may be entitled to as a result of their work.

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DEALS & DISCOUNTS

ACTRA members in good standing are eligible to receive various deals and discounts from a variety of retailers and services from across Canada.

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COST ESTIMATOR

Interested in hiring a Professional ACTRA Performer for your commercial production but don’t know how much it will cost?

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You're in Good Company with ACTRA

ACTRA advocates for fair pay, respect on set, diversity and inclusion, safety, and more for performers. Every single day. When we stand together, we make things better for all performers. That’s why You’re in Good Company with ACTRA.

Branches

ACTRA National

625 Church Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G1

Phone: 416-489-1311
Toll Free: 1-800-387-3516

ACTRA National actra@actra.ca
ACTRA PRS prs@actra.ca
ACTRA RACS racs@actra.ca

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

HAVEN Helpline

Available to members of ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and Canadian Actors' Equity Association, HAVEN Helpline is a national, bilingual critical incident reporting line offering counselling and support services.