Unions & Guilds

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ACTRA members ratify new CBC agreements

The one-year extension includes a 1.5% increase to minimum fees for Canadian performers.

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Annie Bradley elected as first female chair for DGC Ontario

In addition to other executive board appointments, 2020 was shaping up to be another exceptional year pre-pandemic, according to details in AGM documents.

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WGC reverses course on story coordinator debate

The guild says it will approach the CMPA about changing the definition of story coordinator in its existing IPA weeks after a petition from BIPOC TV & Film was launched.

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WGC, BIPOC TV & Film disagree over story coordinator role

Both organizations released statements on the issue, which was first sparked by a petition launched by BIPOC TV & Film for story coordinators to receive guild status.

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WGC responds to petition to give story coordinators guild status

BIPOC TV & Film launched the petition to call for a “standard livable minimum rate” for the role, saying it has moved beyond an entry-level position for junior writers.

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DGC petitions federal government to extend CERB for film, TV workers

The petition proposes an eight-week extension for freelancers faced with a slow restart to production and has already garnered more than 5,000 signatures.

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WGC re-elects Dennis Heaton for second term

The 2020-22 term sees a long-standing member step down and a new addition to council, with Heaton leading the WGC through “a period of unprecedented change.”

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Industry orgs launch Just Ask to voice federal election concerns

ACTRA, IATSE and the DGC are asking members to push federal election candidates about the future of Canada’s film and TV sector with a new campaign.

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In brief: WGC ratifies three-year IPA with CMPA

Plus: Technicolor launches L.A. studio, Letterkenny-inspired beer hits shelves in Alberta and Ontario, and more.

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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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CMPA, WGC agree to new three-year IPA

The terms of the agreement must now be ratified by the CMPA board of directors and WGC members.

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Marie Kelly named ACTRA National executive director

Stephen Waddell has announced his retirement from the role, which he has held since 1992.