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Independent Production Agreement negotiations begin

ACTRA is at the table with the CMPA and AQPM to hash out an updated agreement between producers and actors.

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Photo Gallery: Studio District Film Party

A selection of shots from the ACTRA Toronto and HangLoose Media TIFF ’15 party.

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Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik recognized with Nell Shipman Award

The award recognizes a female producer, writer or showrunner who has worked to advance gender equity in the industry. (Nicole St. Martin (left) and Finstad-Knizhnik pictured.)


ACTRA Montreal unveils 2015 award winners

Meaghan Rath (pictured) and Mark Camacho were among the nominees who took home prizes at the ACTRA Montreal awards ceremony held on Saturday evening.

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Jean-Pierre Blais: no doomsday scenario from cable unbundling

“We don’t have a choice. We had to make this change,” the CRTC chairman told reporters in Gatineau, Quebec after unveiling the latest Let’s Talk TV decision.

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Amanda Tapping is ACTRA’s Woman of the Year

Past recipients of the award include Shirley Douglas, Tantoo Cardinal and Mary Walsh.


Photo gallery: 2015 ACTRA Toronto Awards

A look at some of the glitz and glam on display at the 2015 ACTRA Awards, held at The Carlu in Toronto on Feb. 20.

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B.C. actors, producers agree on tentative labour deal

Performers are to receive a 6% rate increase over three years as part of a renewed pact to kick in on April 1, 2015, once ratified.


Jason Priestley to receive ACTRA Award of Excellence

The actor-turned-director will receive the tribute in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.

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ACTRA Toronto unveils nominees for 2015 awards

The ACTRA Awards trophies for best male, female and voice performance will be handed out on Feb. 20.


ACTRA, Equity renew reciprocal agreement for digital tech

The renewed pact comes ahead of ACTRA negotiating a new labour deal with the CMPA in 2015. (ACTRA and Equity representatives pictured.)

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Tantoo Cardinal to be honoured by ACTRA Toronto

Cardinal will be presented with an award of excellence at the 2015 ACTRA Awards Gala in Toronto on Feb. 20.