Unions & Guilds
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.
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.
ACTRA membership ratifies new Independent Production Agreement
ACTRA, the CMPA and the AQPM reached an agreement in December regarding the terms of the deal.
CMPA, DGC ratify new agreement
The Standard Agreement covers all productions which start principal photography on or after Jan. 1, 2016.
Sarah Gadon wins ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence
Previous recipients of the distinction include Tantoo Cardinal and Rick Mercer.
John Welsman named SCGC president
The Screen Composers Guild of Canada has also named a new VP following its board elections in September. (Welsman pictured.)
Nimisha Mukerji lands WIFT-T, DGC mentorship
The two-part annual program offers business and creative mentoring for an emerging Canadian female director.
CFC names Actors Conservatory participants
Gia Sandhu (Beeba Boys), and Varun Saranga (The Best Laid Plans) are among eight actors chosen to participate in the CFC’s residency.
Reynolds Mastin named head of CMPA
The well-known face of CMPA negotiations and legal matters takes over the reins from Michael Hennessy, who retires this week.
DGC honours Cronenberg, Reid and Leitch
David Cronenberg, Mark Reid and Peter Leitch will be presented with awards of achievement at the DGC’s fall gala.