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Tatiana Maslany, Rick Roberts up for ACTRA Awards

Actors from Empire of Dirt, Cracked and Sex After Kids also receive nominations for their performances.

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Sea Wolf/ACTRA lawsuit reaches Montreal court showdown

The Superior Court of Quebec will today start hearing Bezina/Walsh vs ACTRA/Raymond Guardia, a case that alleges negligent representation of two long-time members by the actors union. (Updated)

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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.

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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.

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Harper bill targets the CBC, argue ACTRA, Canadian Media Guild

The unions contend elements of Bill C-60 would allow Ottawa to directly interfere with the pubcaster’s collective bargaining process (ACTRA national president Ferne Downey pictured).

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Photo gallery: 2013 ACTRA Awards

This year’s awards, held on Feb. 23, recognized outstanding performances by Tatiana Maslany, Shawn Doyle and Shannon Kook-Chun, and honoured stage and screen vet Shirley Douglas with an award of excellence.

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ACTRA members ratify new Independent Production Agreement

The new pact spanning all film, TV and new media production nationally, except in separately negotiated British Columbia, includes a 6% increase in pay over three years.

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Nominees for 11th annual ACTRA awards unveiled

Flashpoint (Enrico Colantoni pictured), Bomb Girls and Copper are among the series that had actors nominated in the upcoming awards.

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Canadian actors and producers agree on new labor deal

ACTRA members will vote on whether to ratify the new collective agreement in the coming weeks.

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ACTRA hires new research chief

Jacob Leibovitch, who formerly was the Ontario Taxi Workers Union’s executive director, joins ACTRA effective immediately.

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Negotiations of new actors’ IPA underway

The previous three-year master pact with actors expires Dec. 31, and gave them 2% annual pay increases.

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Marit Stiles promoted at ACTRA

Stiles (pictured) replaces Joanne Deer, who has taken up a position at Vancouver ad-firm NOW Communications, as national director of public policy and communications.