Unions & Guilds

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NFB and DGC reach new collective agreement

DGC members who’ve worked under an NFB contract have ratified the new agreement, which covers 2022 to 2025.

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UBCP/ACTRA urges reform for child performer income regulations in B.C.

ACTRA’s B.C. arm is soliciting signatures and calling for new regulations for child performers and their future investments.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Disclosing my Disability

Op-Ed: Thomas Conway (pictured) on the need for a safe and understanding space for writers to comfortably and confidently disclose their disabilities.

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Prime Time goes virtual again amid surging cases of Omicron variant

The CMPA has cancelled all in-person events for the conference but now plans to start it a day early, on Feb. 2.

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ACTRA ratifies new contract with producers

The three-year deal includes a 3% annual pay raise as well as protections for child performers, new standards for scenes involving nudity and auditions, as well as additional temporary COVID-19 provisions.

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Production sector monitoring Omicron ‘really carefully’ over the holidays

With productions on holiday hiatus, many are taking a wait-and-see approach on how the latest COVID-19 variant might affect their sets.

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CMPA, AQPM reach tentative agreement with ACTRA

The deal, which must still be ratified, marks the tentative close of negotiations for three national IPAs for CMPA, including NABET and the DGC.

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In Brief: The CMPA is set for the second cohort in its co-production accelerator program

Plus: The CMPA has appointed a director of policy, and Sphere adds to Montreal scripted and unscripted teams

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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.