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CFTPA negotiations with ACTRA

TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ РThe Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) along with the Association de producteurs de films et de t̩l̩vision du Qu̩bec (APFTQ) will meet ACTRA at the bargaining table on Monday, October 23, 2006 with the intent of renewing the collective agreement covering Performers working in the English-language film, television and new media sector in Canada.

The CFTPA maintains that the global production environment has dramatically changed over the last several years, as a direct result of technological change and increasing global competition. Canadian independent producers have never faced a more challenging marketplace than we do today.
"The impact of new technological platforms such as the internet, ipods, and mobile phones are rapidly changing the kinds of content we produce and the way we produce it," says Guy Mayson, President & CEO, CFTPA. "At the same time, Canada is no longer the only game in town for Hollywood producers looking for cost-effective production options."

"Our current collective agreements need to address these new realities", says Ira Levy, Chair of the CFTPA Board of Directors. "The current ACTRA collective agreement was written for a bygone era, when dramatic programming ruled the day. The demand is now for lifestyle, reality and other fact-based programs as well as programming that is capable of being delivered on a variety of platforms. The old labour structures just don’t work in this new environment."

John Barrack, chief negotiator for the CFTPA adds, "I am confident that Steve Waddell, ACTRA’s chief negotiator, understands these challenges. Our industry can only be successful if we work together to come up with new models that are competitive in what is now a very global marketplace."

The CFTPA is approaching bargaining with ACTRA with a desire to engage in a frank and open dialogue regarding the real needs of production and, to this end, is prepared to exchange relevant production information, including financial data specific to production budgets, to encourage discussion regarding the basic economic facts of the film, television and new media industry.

Bargaining is set to commence October 23rd and will continue in November and December 2006. The current collective agreement between the CFTPA/APFTQ and ACTRA expires on December 31, 2006.

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CFTPA negotiations with ACTRA

TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ РThe Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) along with the Association de producteurs de films et de t̩l̩vision du Qu̩bec (APFTQ) will meet ACTRA at the bargaining table on Monday, October 23, 2006 with the intent of renewing the collective agreement covering Performers working in the English-language film, television and new media sector in Canada.

The CFTPA maintains that the global production environment has dramatically changed over the last several years, as a direct result of technological change and increasing global competition. Canadian independent producers have never faced a more challenging marketplace than we do today.
"The impact of new technological platforms such as the internet, ipods, and mobile phones are rapidly changing the kinds of content we produce and the way we produce it," says Guy Mayson, President & CEO, CFTPA. "At the same time, Canada is no longer the only game in town for Hollywood producers looking for cost-effective production options."

"Our current collective agreements need to address these new realities", says Ira Levy, Chair of the CFTPA Board of Directors. "The current ACTRA collective agreement was written for a bygone era, when dramatic programming ruled the day. The demand is now for lifestyle, reality and other fact-based programs as well as programming that is capable of being delivered on a variety of platforms. The old labour structures just don’t work in this new environment."

John Barrack, chief negotiator for the CFTPA adds, "I am confident that Steve Waddell, ACTRA’s chief negotiator, understands these challenges. Our industry can only be successful if we work together to come up with new models that are competitive in what is now a very global marketplace."

The CFTPA is approaching bargaining with ACTRA with a desire to engage in a frank and open dialogue regarding the real needs of production and, to this end, is prepared to exchange relevant production information, including financial data specific to production budgets, to encourage discussion regarding the basic economic facts of the film, television and new media industry.

Bargaining is set to commence October 23rd and will continue in November and December 2006. The current collective agreement between the CFTPA/APFTQ and ACTRA expires on December 31, 2006.

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CFTPA negotiations with ACTRA

TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ РThe Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) along with the Association de producteurs de films et de t̩l̩vision du Qu̩bec (APFTQ) will meet ACTRA at the bargaining table on Monday, October 23, 2006 with the intent of renewing the collective agreement covering Performers working in the English-language film, television and new media sector in Canada.

The CFTPA maintains that the global production environment has dramatically changed over the last several years, as a direct result of technological change and increasing global competition. Canadian independent producers have never faced a more challenging marketplace than we do today.
"The impact of new technological platforms such as the internet, ipods, and mobile phones are rapidly changing the kinds of content we produce and the way we produce it," says Guy Mayson, President & CEO, CFTPA. "At the same time, Canada is no longer the only game in town for Hollywood producers looking for cost-effective production options."

"Our current collective agreements need to address these new realities", says Ira Levy, Chair of the CFTPA Board of Directors. "The current ACTRA collective agreement was written for a bygone era, when dramatic programming ruled the day. The demand is now for lifestyle, reality and other fact-based programs as well as programming that is capable of being delivered on a variety of platforms. The old labour structures just don’t work in this new environment."

John Barrack, chief negotiator for the CFTPA adds, "I am confident that Steve Waddell, ACTRA’s chief negotiator, understands these challenges. Our industry can only be successful if we work together to come up with new models that are competitive in what is now a very global marketplace."

The CFTPA is approaching bargaining with ACTRA with a desire to engage in a frank and open dialogue regarding the real needs of production and, to this end, is prepared to exchange relevant production information, including financial data specific to production budgets, to encourage discussion regarding the basic economic facts of the film, television and new media industry.

Bargaining is set to commence October 23rd and will continue in November and December 2006. The current collective agreement between the CFTPA/APFTQ and ACTRA expires on December 31, 2006.

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