Unions & Guilds
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.
Current financing system for Canadian docs fall short: report
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
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
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
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
“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).
WGC names Neal McDougall new director of policy
McDougall (pictured) comes to the organization from the Canada Media Fund, where he was a policy analyst.
Producers, DGC ratify new labour deal
The latest 2013 to 2015 Standard Agreement includes a 2% wage increase in line with other recent industry union and guild deals.
Canadian Cinema Editors award winners announced
The editors of Still Mine (pictured) and Officer and a Murderer took home prizes, while Ralph Brunjes, Kelly Smith and Rik Morden were honoured with LIfetime Achievement Awards.
Women underrepresented across Canadian film, TV industries: report
The finding comes from the Focus on Women 2013 report on the state of industry gender equity, released by the Canadian Unions for Equality on Screen on Tuesday.