Unions & Guilds

Diggstown Season 3

Struggle for resources impacts underrepresented screen industry workers in Atlantic region: report

Survey paints portrait of highly educated and skilled professionals who lack access to skills development programs, unions and guilds, and work, on average, only half the year.

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IATSE strike averted with tentative agreement

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by union members, includes a 54-hour weekend rest period and enhanced wages and working conditions for new media.

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ACTRA Toronto council names new executive director

Alistair Hepburn will succeed veteran Sue Milling after the pair helped develop pandemic protocols that put the screen industry back to work.

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Eleanor Noble elected as ACTRA National president

Noble takes over from David Sparrow, who has stepped down as ACTRA National president after two terms in the role.

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CMPA general counsel Warren Ross to depart

With Ross’ departure, Sean Porter has been promoted to the role of lead negotiator and senior director of national industrial relations and counsel.

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WGC president Dennis Heaton resigns

Heaton’s decision to step down has prompted a shuffle, with Alex Levine appointed as president and Marsha Greene as VP.

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Ontario union targets on-set jargon to combat systemic racism

NABET 700-M UNIFOR has published a bulletin of discriminatory terms that should no longer be used on sets, with industry groups such as the CMPA, DGC and BIPOC TV & Film already committing support.

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DGC doubles down on diversity with new leadership

Japanese Canadian director Warren P. Sonoda and Mohawk director Tracey Deer have been appointed as DGC National president and 1st VP, respectively.

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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.