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Labour lawyer Marie Kelly new ACTRA exec director

Media | 04/08/2019 6:45 pm EDT

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) said it has a new national executive director in Marie Kelly, effective on Monday. Kelly, a labour lawyer by trade, will replace the retiring Stephen Waddell, who will stay on in an advisory role until fall 2020. “Recognizing Marie’s long-standing career and vast leadership expertise in the labour movement, our union will continue to set the standards for collective bargaining in the arts, to be a leading voice for Canadian culture and to fight for the rights of professional performers,” ACTRA national president...

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...

Joly out at Heritage as Pablo Rodriguez named new minister

Media | 07/18/2018 5:00 pm EDT

Former chief government whip Pablo Rodriguez is the new heritage minister,...

Telecom, broadcasting lobbying hits July lag

Media | 08/16/2017 3:41 pm EDT

July lobbying activity was affected by the expected summer slowdown that comes with Parliament not...

Ian Scott ‘collegial’ choice for new CRTC chair: former colleagues

Media | 07/18/2017 11:49 am EDT

The choice of Ian Scott as the new chairman of the CRTC was greeted...

Committee’s ISP tax proposal a non-starter: PM

Media | 06/15/2017 4:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee recommendation to expand the five-per-cent contribution broadcast...

Licence decision could devastate Canadian production: WGC

Media | 05/16/2017 6:03 pm EDT

A day after the CRTC released its decision on broadcast licence renewals for large ownership groups, three organizations representing the country’s production sector said they are concerned the new expenditure minimums could harm production of Canadian content. As part of the decision, the CRTC standardized requirements for Canadian programming expenditures (CPEs) at 30 per cent and programs of national interest (PNIs) at five per cent for all groups, conventional stations and discretionary services. That standardization lowers the requirements within some of the groups. In...

Cathia Badiere joins ACTRA

Media | 04/18/2017 3:47 pm EDT

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has hired Cathia Badiere as its national director of research. Effective immediately, Badiere will oversee the organization’s collective bargaining, policy and industry research “to support ACTRA’s objective of...

Mixed reaction to budget viewed as long on potential, short on details

Media | 03/23/2017 9:37 pm EDT

For all the focus on the digital economy, there was little in Wednesday’s budget for digital content creators, broadband infrastructure enthusiasts or fans of long-term planning, according to...

Industry, public disagree on biggest threats to CanCon: Heritage

Media | 09/13/2016 7:03 pm EDT

Members of the public and cultural stakeholders don’t see eye to eye when it comes to identifying the biggest challenges facing the country’s cultural sector, according to info released...

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...

TV regulatory changes could cost 15,000 jobs: report

telecom | 01/05/2016 4:15 pm EST

New CRTC regulatory changes from the Let’s Talk TV decisions could lead to a loss of more than 15,000 Canadian jobs and take $1.4 billion from the Canadian economy annually by 2020, according to a new report released Tuesday...

ACTRA, Writers Guild, weigh in on CBC licence renewal

Media | 05/28/2013 8:35 pm EDT

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) supported the CRTC’s decision requiring that CBC/Radio-Canada air a minimum amount of children’s programming on its national TV networks while...