Marshall Williams in Stand! Photo courtesy of Movie Manitoba Corporation

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

New NED, New Helpline, Next Government
By David Sparrow

Catch up on what’s new with YOUR union in 1,000 words... David welcomes our new National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Marie Kelly, explains our new cancon opportunities for the upcoming federal election, shares an update on our new national ACTRA-DGC helpline and the new ACTRAonlinecommercials.ca.

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OPENING ACT

Introducing Marie Kelly, your new National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator
By Keith Martin Gordey

Labour, bargaining, and relationship building. Keith’s candid interview with our new NED Marie Kelly as she hits the ground running in her new role at ACTRA.

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STAND!

By Marshall Williams

How the feature film Stand! inspired this Canadian actor to make his hometown of Winnipeg home again.

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SCOOP:
Ask a Casting Director

By Daniel Libman
It’s time to swing the camera around to the person behind the table and hear about what we’ve all wondered. Casting Director Rhonda Fisekci… It’s time for your close-up.
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Creating a cultural shift

... one step at a time
By Theresa Tova

ACTRA’s commitment to making our workplaces safer means our work will continue on many fronts, one step at a time.

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VIDEO ROUNDTABLES

Changing the conversation
By Angela Moore

Spoiler alert! These diversity and inclusion East-Asian, Middle-Eastern/North-African roundtable videos dig deep, educate, inspire and speak to all of us as artists.

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Ready, Set… Introduce Yourself!

By Lisa Blanchette
Lobbying is about telling your story to decision-makers. With the federal election around the corner, it’s assuring to know the telling of stories is something Canadian performers do very well.
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Noreen Golfman

ACTRA National Woman of the Year

In her 30 years as founding director and chair of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, Noreen Golfman says the landscape for gender equality has only recently started shifting but not quite fast enough.

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APPLAUSE

Celebrating our ACTRA members’ recent achievements

Celebrating our ACTRA members’ recent achievements to include the ACTRA Awards in Montreal, Maritimes and Toronto, Canadian Screen Awards, Alberta Rosie Awards, Sam Payne Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards and Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.

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Farewells

John “Frenchie” Berger
Victor Knight
Gino Morrocco

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Reel Women Seen is now publicly available to stream via ACTRA National’s YouTube channel!

Created by the ACTRA National Women's Committee.
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Summer 2018

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ACTRA Magazine Spring 2019 issue
ACTRA magazine is the official online publication of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), a Canadian union of performers affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the International Federation of Actors (FIA).

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE
Lisa Blanchette,Francine Deschepper, Ferne Downey, Marie Kelly, Keith Martin Gordey, Daniel Libman, Carol Taverner, David Sparrow, Theresa Tova, Stephen Waddell

CONTRIBUTORS
Lisa Blanchette, Max Bygraves, Francine Deschepper, Randy Duniz, Rhonda Fisekci, Noreen Golfman, Keith Martin Gordey, Richard Hadley, Bobby Hannah, Marie Kelly, Daniel Libman, Rob Macklin, Jennifer McGibbon, Gerry Mendicino, Angela Moore, Eleanor Noble, Victoria Shen, Alison Stewart, Oleg Tishchenkov, Theresa Tova, Stephen Waddell, Tony Walsh, Marshall Williams, Karen Woolridge.

All contents are copyright © 2019 ACTRA. All rights are reserved and contents, in whole or in part may be reprinted without permission. The points of view expressed do not necessarily represent those of ACTRA.