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In brief: David Sparrow to serve second term at ACTRA National

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ACTRA, DGC launch anti-harassment helpline

The HAVEN incident reporting line will be available 24/7 for union and guild members, and will include confidential counselling services.

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ACTRA members ratify new Independent Production Agreement

“I think it will help shift the culture forward, as we’re looking to do in the entirety of the industry,” said ACRTA National president David Sparrow of the issues addressed in the IPA.

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ACTRA, CMPA agree terms on new IPA

ACTRA National president David Sparrow said the actors union had worked through a “complex series of issues to negotiate an excellent settlement.”

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Industry orgs adopt Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Born out of the November roundtable meetings, the Code sets out to ensure safety and respect are the norm in work and work-related environments.

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Canadian industry commits to ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to harassment

Sixteen unions, guilds and groups held an “unprecedented” meeting Thursday night to address bullying and abuse in the entertainment industry.

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David Sparrow elected ACTRA National president

He takes the reins from outgoing president Ferne Downey, who served four terms at the helm of the organization.

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Theresa Tova named ACTRA Toronto president

The actor, writer and singer replaces David Sparrow, who led the union since January 2013.

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Proposed Ontario law aimed at toughening child acting rules

ACTRA Toronto president David Sparrow (pictured) says the new law is needed to protect child actors who currently work outside of collective agreements.

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Sue Milling named ACTRA Toronto exec director

Milling (pictured) takes over for Brian Topp, who is taking on a senior advisory position.

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David Sparrow named ACTRA Toronto president

Sparrow (pictured), a performer with more than 80 film and TV credits to his name, will head the union for a two-year term.