Unions & Guilds
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.
Opinion: Mixed signals from the CRTC
DGC national president Tim Southam questions the omission of directorial talent from the requirements for the CRTC’s new CanCon pilot programs.
2014 Unions and Guilds: DGC
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
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
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
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
Part one: Writers Guild of Canada exec director Maureen Parker on risk-averse broadcasters, collective bargaining and bringing creativity to the fore.