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DGC-CMPA talks on new standard agreement resume Apr. 2

“There’s rumours floating around and I have to make it clear that there’s no intention by the DGC in Ontario, or within this collective agreement, to take job action,” guild chair Alan Goluboff told Playback.


Weekly roundup: premieres, distribution and awards

Doc-makers William D. MacGillivray and Michael Maclear have received accolades for their bodies of work and Toronto’s Cinefranco international film festival will include English Canada premieres of two Quebec films (Catimini pictured).

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Rick Mercer Report, Degrassi win Screen Awards

Awards for best drama, children’s and youth, comedy and variety were handed out Thursday on the second night of awards-giving for the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards.


Tatiana Maslany, Shawn Doyle win at ACTRA Awards

Shannon Kook-Chun won for outstanding voice performance, while Shirley Douglas received ACTRA Toronto’s 2013 Award of Excellence at the Saturday awards event (Maslany pictured).

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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.


New B.C. creative industries support gets lukewarm reception

The three-part BC Creative Futures includes the launch of Creative B.C., a non-profit society which will get $1 million from the province for research, development and international marketing.


Thousands gather in B.C. to boost film sector

At a crowded town hall meeting, the We Create BC plan was announced in hopes that awareness of a struggling film industry will lead to drastic changes.


Town Hall scheduled to discuss B.C. industry’s future

Following the release of a government jobs plan that left out hard-hit film and TV workers, members of the province’s industry have launched a campaign to argue for more competitive tax incentives.

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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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Weekly roundup: Award nominations and premiere dates

Among other recent news, Christian Cooke and Brad Zoern (pictured), a Deluxe Toronto mixing team, have been nominated for a Cinema Audio Society award for their work on Hatfields & McCoy’s.

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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.

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Playback’s top stories of 2012

(UPDATED) The effects and outcomes of our top stories of last year – including the BCE-Astral takeover deal, budget cuts at the CBC and new directions in TV and film – will continue to be felt throughout the industry in 2013.