Toronto, ON — Canadian performers are shining a spotlight on ACTRA member Andrea Menard by naming her this year’s ACTRA National Woman of the Year.
TORONTO, ON — ACTRA would like to thank the federal government for listening to the thousands of Canadian performers who called on their Members of Parliament to stop the unjust clawback of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
TORONTO, ON — Michael Murray will be joining ACTRA National as the new Director of ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society, effective February 16, 2021.
Olivia Nuamah has been appointed ACTRA National Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. In this newly created position, she will support ACTRA’s objectives to improve the working lives of Canadian professional performers and oversee strategies to ensure more diverse representation on all of our screens.
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.
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.