Unions & Guilds

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CMPA, DGC sign labour agreement

The three-year Standard Agreement now needs to be ratified by each groups’ members.

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Jill Golick named Women in View exec director

The former WGC president replaces Rina Fraticelli, who stepped down in March.

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Layoffs hit TFO

Updated: The Ontario French-language public broadcaster reports it has cut 19 positions across the company.

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DGC names new national exec director

Dave Forget replaces Brian Baker, who is retiring after five years in the role.

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WGC names Dennis Heaton new president

The Vancouver-based showrunner replaces outgoing president Jill Golick, whose term expired last week.

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Polley, Filiatrault, Nealon among WGC Awards winners

Meanwhile, Mark Ellis (pictured) gave a moving tribute upon accepting the Denis McGrath Award for Service to the WGC.

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Industry orgs adopt Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Born out of the November roundtable meetings, the Code sets out to ensure safety and respect are the norm in work and work-related environments.

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DGC to launch anti-harassment audit

The directors’ guild has enlisted advisor Daina Green to review its workplace policies and practices, while lawyer Emma Phillips will provide legal advice.

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After #MeToo, how will the industry respond?

Organizers of the symposium on sexual assault presented seven recommendations to improve policies and supports for survivors.

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UBCP/ACTRA to host town hall on sexual assault

Women’s Committee chair Christine Willes on how the Harvey Weinstein scandal has broken the code of silence and what the industry can do now.

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Scott Garvie re-elected as CMPA chair

As change continues to reverberate through the industry, this year’s election saw a record 53 candidates run for a place on the board.

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Screenwriters, producers extend IPA

At a time of industry uncertainty, the CMPA, AQPM and WGC have agreed to an 18-month extension.