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2014 Unions and Guilds: DGC

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Part 5: In the final post of the series, DGC national executive director Brian Baker (pictured), and DGC Ontario’s Bill Skolnik sound off on the most pressing issues facing their organization.



2014 Unions and Guilds Report: ACTRA

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Part 4: ACTRA national executive director Stephen Waddell on increasing opportunities for Canadian performers, and Canadian programming in the digital age.



2014 Unions and Guilds report: CMPA

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Part 3: Canadian Media Production Association president and CEO Michael Hennessy on how seismic changes in the TV industry are shaping the CMPA’s mandate.



2014 Unions & Guilds Report: SCGC

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Part 2: Screen Composers Guild of Canada president Marvin Dolgay on dealing with shrinking budgets, new partnerships and maintaining the value of music creation.



2014 Unions & Guilds Report: WGC

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Part one: Writers Guild of Canada exec director Maureen Parker on risk-averse broadcasters, collective bargaining and bringing creativity to the fore.



Current financing system for Canadian docs fall short: report

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The decline of broadcast licences for docs has hit filmmakers hard and alternative funding has yet to bridge the gap, says the Documentary Organization of Canada.



Tim Southam named president of DGC

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Southam (pictured) served as the chair of DGC’s National Directors Division for six years prior to his election to the president’s position.



ACTRA heads to the Hill

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A lobby trip by the organization this week sought greater support for the film and TV industry by the federal government.



Michael McGowan, Deepa Mehta win at 2013 DGC Awards

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The awards, handed out Saturday at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, honoured the best in film and TV direction (Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children pictured).



DGC promotes Brian Baker, names Gerry Barr to new lobbying post

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“Brian Baker brings a key commitment to growing the national organization and to strengthening our focus on service excellence,” DGC national president Sturla Gunnarson said Wednesday (Baker pictured).

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NFB75Anniversary - (Left to right) Kat Cizek (Filmmaker in residence, director of the NFB’s Highrise), Jerome Zwicker (former NFB board member), Michelle van Beusekom (‎Assistant director general, English program), Anita Lee (NFB Ontario executive producer), Luisa Frate (NFB director general - CFO, COO, CTO), Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David Onley, Anne-Marie Applin (former NFB board member), Claude Joli-Coeur (NFB Acting government film commissioner and chairperson), Deborah Drisdell (NFB director general, accessibility and digital enterprises), Kristine Collins (NFB director, education and institutional markets), Jérome Dufour (NFB director general of marketing and communications)

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