TORONTO, ON (December 21, 2021) – Members of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) have ratified the 2022-2024 Independent Production Agreement (IPA) with the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM).

“I wish to thank our members for their support and for ratifying the new agreement,” said Marie Kelly, ACTRA Lead Negotiator and National Executive Director. “We negotiated a forward-thinking agreement that is one of the best performer contracts in North America. The important gains we made in certain fundamental areas will positively impact the working lives of our members.”

The new agreement will take effect on January 1, 2022, and will provide performers with an annual general fee increase of three per cent in each of the three years of the agreement (total 9.27 per cent compounded general fee increase). Other negotiated improvements include: strengthened protection of human rights and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging language throughout the agreement; stronger protections governing child performers; better measures for scenes involving nudity; new language to address specific concerns related to auditions as well as virtual and self-taped auditions; and additional temporary COVID-19 provisions with respect to costs and compensation for time spent undergoing testing.

The IPA covers the engagement of performers in all film, television and digital media production in Canada (except in British Columbia, which operates under a separate collective agreement).

About ACTRA:
ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 27,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community. actra.ca

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Media Contact: Carol Taverner, Public Relations Officer, ACTRA National, tel: 416-644-1519, email: ctaverner@actra.ca