Unions & Guilds
In Brief: ACTRA National names new research head
The Treasury Board of Canada approves the construction of Maison de Radio-Canada, plus more news.
CMPA strikes deal with Alberta labour union
After two years of negotiations, the producers’ association has signed an agreement designed to bring stability and appeal to foreign productions.
Former ACTRA president Jack Gray passes away
The screenwriter also led the creation of the Writers Guild of Canada in 1991.
Yannick Bisson to receive ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence
The Murdoch Mysteries star will receive the prize, which has previously been awarded to Sarah Gadon and Tantoo Cardinal.
ACTRA Toronto sets up new mentorship program
The Young Emerging Actors Assembly initiative encourages performers to create their own content by connecting them with local industry professionals.
Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek scribes win WGC awards
The Writers Guild also presented awards to writers behind A Christmas Horror Story, Some Assembly Required and others at Monday’s ceremony.
Tim Southam re-elected as DGC president
The director (pictured) of One Dead Indian replaced Sturla Gunnarsson in 2014.
Beth Janson named Academy’s next CEO
Janson will assume the role from Helga Stephenson, who steps down on May 31. (Janson pictured.)
Canadian Cinema Editors reveals 2016 award nominees
Among the editors nominated are Bryan Atkinson for Closet Monster and Maureen Grant for He Hated Pigeons.
Why CMF, Telefilm are going all in on VR at MIPTV
As more VR products begin to hit the global market, the funders want to put Canada on the world stage.
Photo gallery: ACTRA Awards 2016
A selection of photos from the 2016 ACTRA Awards, held at The Carlu in Toronto.
Room wins VFCC best Canadian film prize
The Canadian/Irish copro won four prizes, with Sleeping Giant and Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World also picking up awards.