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Support for ACTRA continues to build

TORONTO – Support for ACTRA continues to build as key unions and associations pledged to resist rollback demands by film and television producers.

"There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for ACTRA and our members," said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator. "Our leading performers, our biggest stars are behind us. SAG and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) are behind us. Our talent agent colleagues are behind us. And now we have the support of UBCP and actors from around the world."

ACTRA’s B.C. branch, the Union of B.C. Performers (UBCP), was at the bargaining table with producers earlier this year for its film and television agreement. UBCP has resisted similar rollback demands from producers and in a statement of support for ACTRA says, "In the unfortunate event of a strike… the Union of B.C. Performers will instruct our members not to accept any engagements on film and television productions shooting in Canada outside British Columbia, nor on any productions that relocate to British Columbia to avoid an ACTRA strike."

The International Federation of Actors (FIA), representing performers in more than 100 countries around the world, said it would support ACTRA, "including by requesting its affiliates to instruct their members not to accept any engagements on film and television productions shooting in Canada." In the event of a strike by ACTRA members, FIA will also instruct its members not to work on any productions that may relocate abroad to avoid an ACTRA strike.

ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ began negotiations for a new IPA on October 23. Producer demands include paycuts of 10 to 25%, gutting of performer residuals, and erosion of working conditions. The current IPA expires December 31, 2006.

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Headline, Industry News

Support for ACTRA continues to build

TORONTO – Support for ACTRA continues to build as key unions and associations pledged to resist rollback demands by film and television producers.

"There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for ACTRA and our members," said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator. "Our leading performers, our biggest stars are behind us. SAG and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) are behind us. Our talent agent colleagues are behind us. And now we have the support of UBCP and actors from around the world."

ACTRA’s B.C. branch, the Union of B.C. Performers (UBCP), was at the bargaining table with producers earlier this year for its film and television agreement. UBCP has resisted similar rollback demands from producers and in a statement of support for ACTRA says, "In the unfortunate event of a strike… the Union of B.C. Performers will instruct our members not to accept any engagements on film and television productions shooting in Canada outside British Columbia, nor on any productions that relocate to British Columbia to avoid an ACTRA strike."

The International Federation of Actors (FIA), representing performers in more than 100 countries around the world, said it would support ACTRA, "including by requesting its affiliates to instruct their members not to accept any engagements on film and television productions shooting in Canada." In the event of a strike by ACTRA members, FIA will also instruct its members not to work on any productions that may relocate abroad to avoid an ACTRA strike.

ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ began negotiations for a new IPA on October 23. Producer demands include paycuts of 10 to 25%, gutting of performer residuals, and erosion of working conditions. The current IPA expires December 31, 2006.

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Headline, Industry News

Support for ACTRA continues to build

TORONTO – Support for ACTRA continues to build as key unions and associations pledged to resist rollback demands by film and television producers.

"There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for ACTRA and our members," said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator. "Our leading performers, our biggest stars are behind us. SAG and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) are behind us. Our talent agent colleagues are behind us. And now we have the support of UBCP and actors from around the world."

ACTRA’s B.C. branch, the Union of B.C. Performers (UBCP), was at the bargaining table with producers earlier this year for its film and television agreement. UBCP has resisted similar rollback demands from producers and in a statement of support for ACTRA says, "In the unfortunate event of a strike… the Union of B.C. Performers will instruct our members not to accept any engagements on film and television productions shooting in Canada outside British Columbia, nor on any productions that relocate to British Columbia to avoid an ACTRA strike."

The International Federation of Actors (FIA), representing performers in more than 100 countries around the world, said it would support ACTRA, "including by requesting its affiliates to instruct their members not to accept any engagements on film and television productions shooting in Canada." In the event of a strike by ACTRA members, FIA will also instruct its members not to work on any productions that may relocate abroad to avoid an ACTRA strike.

ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ began negotiations for a new IPA on October 23. Producer demands include paycuts of 10 to 25%, gutting of performer residuals, and erosion of working conditions. The current IPA expires December 31, 2006.

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