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Catherine Tait

In Brief: Tait joins Comweb board; John Drainie winners named

Duopoly president Catherine Tait (pictured) takes on a new role, ACTRA announces the recipients of its annual broadcasting award, plus more news.

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CRTC’s CIPF points change sparks controversy

The CRTC’s recent decision to reduce the number of points required for Canadian certification of indie-fund projects has both supporters and detractors.

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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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In brief: Big-spending Suits, Canadians up for MPSE awards

A survey assesses Suits‘ economic impact on Ontario, and the Motion Picture Sound Editors awards announces multiple nominations for Canadian sound editors.

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ACTRA members send a message

A cheeky campaign helps the union show why the ad world should hire its performers.

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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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Brad Keenan leaves ACTRA

Keenan was at ACTRA for eight years, most recently serving as the director of the ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society.

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Neve Campbell to receive ACTRA National Award of Excellence

Campbell will be presented with the award on Jan. 31 in Los Angeles.

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ACTRA, producers strike deal

ACTRA, the CMPA and the AQPM have reached a tentative deal for the renewal of the Independent Production Agreement.

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Sarah Gadon wins ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence

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

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Michael Eklund, Camille Sullivan win UBCP/ACTRA Awards

Five members of the Union of British Columbia Performers, an autonomous branch of ACTRA, were honoured at an awards gala held in Vancouver Saturday. (Eklund pictured.)

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Laurie McAllister joins ACTRA Toronto

McAllister replaces Mimi Wolch – who has moved to Film Ontario – as the union’s new director of independent and broadcast production.