Unions & Guilds

Scott Garvie picture

Scott Garvie re-elected as CMPA chair

As change continues to reverberate through the industry, this year’s election saw a record 53 candidates run for a place on the board.

Pen from Creative Commons

Screenwriters, producers extend IPA

At a time of industry uncertainty, the CMPA, AQPM and WGC have agreed to an 18-month extension.

shutterstock_Canada diverse

CMPA launches Diversity Mentorship Program

Alongside a Production Mentorship Program, 15 new and mid-level producers will get a 20-week placement at an independent prodco.

David Sparrow picture

David Sparrow elected ACTRA National president

He takes the reins from outgoing president Ferne Downey, who served four terms at the helm of the organization.

Cathia Badiere

In Brief: ACTRA National names new research head

The Treasury Board of Canada approves the construction of Maison de Radio-Canada, plus more news.

shutterstock_tv_deal

CMPA strikes deal with Alberta labour union

After two years of negotiations, the producers’ association has signed an agreement designed to bring stability and appeal to foreign productions.

Jack Gray WGC

Former ACTRA president Jack Gray passes away

The screenwriter also led the creation of the Writers Guild of Canada in 1991.

Yannick Bisson cropped

Yannick Bisson to receive ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence

The Murdoch Mysteries star will receive the prize, which has previously been awarded to Sarah Gadon and Tantoo Cardinal.

Actors shutterstock

ACTRA Toronto sets up new mentorship program

The Young Emerging Actors Assembly initiative encourages performers to create their own content by connecting them with local industry professionals.

IMG_2982

Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek scribes win WGC awards

The Writers Guild also presented awards to writers behind A Christmas Horror Story, Some Assembly Required and others at Monday’s ceremony.

Tim Southam

Tim Southam re-elected as DGC president

The director (pictured) of One Dead Indian replaced Sturla Gunnarsson in 2014.

Beth Janson

Beth Janson named Academy’s next CEO

Janson will assume the role from Helga Stephenson, who steps down on May 31. (Janson pictured.)