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ACTRA backs Music Canada asks on copyright reform

Media | 06/13/2018 5:14 pm EDT

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) asked a parliamentary committee reviewing the Copyright Act to take action on the so-called “value gap,” and seconded a trio of reforms put forward by Music Canada. Both groups appeared in front of...

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 television development, production, distribution and business affairs. She was formerly with BCE Inc.'s Bell Media for five years as the director of business affairs for in-house productions, according to her LinkedIn profile.  “Laurie brings a tremendous amount of experience and talent to this role. We’re fortunate to have her putting her insights and...