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ACTRA appoints Lisa Blanchette as public policy and comms director

Media | 08/28/2018 4:40 pm EDT

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has appointed Lisa Blanchette as the union’s new director of public policy and communications, it said...

Commission admits to factual error in CIPF decision

Media | 09/01/2016 8:54 pm EDT

The CRTC has admitted it made an error in a recent decision by attributing an argument made by Rogers Communication Inc.’s group of funds to the Canada Media Fund (CMF). In a press release Thursday, the Writers’ Guild of Canada (WGC) said that in the decision, the CRTC referred to arguments made by the CMF in favour of loosening the requirements necessary for a production to qualify for funding from the Canadian Independent Production Funds (CIPFs). Those arguments were actually made by the Rogers Group of Funds. The CRTC changed its decision to reflect...

Laurie McAllister appointed ACTRA director of performers’ rights

Media | 01/06/2016 4:46 pm EST

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) announced Wednesday the appointment of Laurie McAllister as the new director of ACTRA's performers’ rights society and its recording artists’ collecting society. It said in a press release that McAllister joins ACTRA with experience in...