ACTRA was pleased to see the federal Government’s commitment to building strong Canadian cultural industries included in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. The Government pledged to ensure digital giants share their revenue more fairly with creators and will also require them to contribute to the creation, production, and distribution of Canadian stories on screen, in lyrics, in music, and in writing.

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Canadian performers have voted (96.56 per cent) in favour of extending the National Commercial Agreement (NCA) and (98.63 per cent) in favour of extending the NCA Local and Regional (L&R) Addendum for a one-year period. The agreement reached between ACTRA and the Joint Broadcasting Committee of the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) is to extend the terms and conditions of the current NCA and the NCA L&R Addendum for a one-year period from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

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Canadian performers have ratified the agreement reached between the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to extend the current Radio and Television Agreements for a one-year period from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

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Darryl Kyte has been appointed as Senior Legal Counsel for ACTRA National, effective immediately. Reporting to Marie Kelly, National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, Darryl will support ACTRA’s objective of improving the working lives of Canadian professional performers.

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We call for action to end the systemic racism, oppression, violence and discrimination against our Black sisters and brothers that exists here in Canada and around the world. Changing our culture takes a collective voice. We commit to being one of those voices and will not stay silent in the…

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Canadian performers are shining a spotlight on ACTRA member Sarah Polley by naming her their 2020 ACTRA National Woman of the Year. ACTRA bestows this honour annually on an ACTRA member who excels in both her artistic and advocacy achievements.

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