Two thousand and eighteen was a year of true celebration marking 75 years of impressive ACTRA advocacy on behalf of performers and the arts in Canada. It was a chance to hear from talented ACTRAvists from every branch, who are excelling at their craft, projecting our Canadian talent to the world and working hard for their fellow members across this great land.
After 39 years as our Master Steersman of this mighty ship called ACTRA, our Stephen Waddell will soon be taking a step back from the helm. How to describe what he has done for this union, YOUR union, is somewhat impossible to describe in a 700-word essay. But here we go.
As if the setting and stories aren’t unique enough, Diggstown is headlined by Vinessa Antoine who is breaking ground as the first woman of colour to be ‘number one on the call sheet’ of a prime-time Canadian drama.
To define our market value as performers, it is important we examine any changes that can affect how we get paid. This candid interview helps us better understand the challenges we face in the digital age.
Sixty stories under the granite of North Bay, Ontario, is the former headquarters of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, created to protect North America from nuclear threat. Mothballed since 2006, what’s better than using the safest place on the planet to preserve everything from Uncle Chichimus and Glenn Gould to Heartland and everything in between?
The AFC provides compassionate aid to Canadian entertainment professionals helping them maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. Its services are available to everyone working in all aspects of film, television, theatre, music and dance. David Hope, The AFC’s Executive Director, shares some news with us.
Jennifer Clement, Katherine Dines, Daniel Doheny, Jayne Eastwood, Bob Frazer, Michael Greyeyes, Robert Joy, John Koensgen, Karin Konoval, Daina Leitold, Joseph Naytowhow, Ken Mitchell, Gerald Paetz, Sabrina Pitre, Jonathan Silver, Julian Stamboulieh, Marina Stephenson Kerr, Jeff Strome, Shelley Thompson, BJ Verot, Darren Wall and Benjamin Warner.
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ACTRA Magazine Winter 2019 VOL. 26, ISSUE 1
ACTRA Magazine is the official publication of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), a Canadian union of performers affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the International Federation of Actors (FIA).
Lisa Blanchette, Francine Deschepper, Ferne Downey, Keith Martin Gordey, Daniel Libman, Carol Taverner, David Sparrow, Theresa Tova, Stephen Waddell
Tina Alford, Vinessa Antoine, Jay Baruchel, Mike Burns, Max Bygraves, Marlene Cahill, Jackson Davies, Francine Deschepper, Randy Duniz, Keith Martin Gordey, Richard Hadley, Ellie Harvie, David Hope, Emma Kitchen, Cary Lawrence, Daniel Libman, Rob Macklin, Laurie McAllister, Jennifer McGibbon, Champi Sevathiar, Alison Stewart, Oleg Tishchenkov, Theresa Tova, Stephen Waddell, Tony Walsh, Karen Woolridge
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