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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.

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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.

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Tim Southam re-elected as DGC president

The director (pictured) of One Dead Indian replaced Sturla Gunnarsson in 2014.

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Beth Janson named Academy’s next CEO

Janson will assume the role from Helga Stephenson, who steps down on May 31. (Janson pictured.)

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Canadian Cinema Editors reveals 2016 award nominees

Among the editors nominated are Bryan Atkinson for Closet Monster and Maureen Grant for He Hated Pigeons.

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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.

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Photo gallery: ACTRA Awards 2016

A selection of photos from the 2016 ACTRA Awards, held at The Carlu in Toronto.

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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.

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ACTRA Toronto reveals award nominees

Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany (pictured) and Hyena Road‘s Rossif Sutherland are among those nominated for the 2016 ACTRA Awards.

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ACTRA membership ratifies new Independent Production Agreement

ACTRA, the CMPA and the AQPM reached an agreement in December regarding the terms of the deal.

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CMPA, DGC ratify new agreement

The Standard Agreement covers all productions which start principal photography on or after Jan. 1, 2016.

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Sarah Gadon wins ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence

Previous recipients of the distinction include Tantoo Cardinal and Rick Mercer.