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ACTRA Keeping the facts straight

TORONTO – The CFTPA/APFTQ issued a highly misleading release today about what they did during a discussion with ACTRA yesterday. 

"The producers did not provide a ‘road map’ to a successful agreement”, said Stephen Waddell. "What they did was tinker with three of their proposals without fundamentally changing them, leaving all their other retrograde proposals on the table. There is still an enormous gap between the parties, and no sign the producers’ association understands the seriousness of the situation they’ve provoked."

Waddell said:

·  The associations repackaged their internet proposal but are still seeking internet rights for free – asking actors to work for free.

·  The associations repackaged their pay rollback proposal – but indicated they are still seeking pay rollbacks for both foreign and domestic producers. They just asked ACTRA to write up those pay rollbacks in a manner we’d be more comfortable with.

·  The associations proposed a mutual withdrawal on "turnaround time".

"Everything else has stayed on the table. Producers are still seeking to gut performers’ residuals, rollback their pay, worsen working conditions, and implement numerous other retrograde proposals," stated Waddell.

ACTRA has applied for provincial conciliation across Canada. Conciliator Reg Pearson has been assigned to this issue by both the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario – unfortunately producers are currently refusing to meet with the conciliator.

ACTRA members will be receiving a strike mandate ballot in their mail in coming days. The result of that vote will be available on or about December 15th. The current IPA contract expires on December 31, 2006.

ACTRA and producers agreed to two weeks of "last chance" negotiations in mid-December.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is a national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 21,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.

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Headline, Industry News

ACTRA Keeping the facts straight

TORONTO – The CFTPA/APFTQ issued a highly misleading release today about what they did during a discussion with ACTRA yesterday. 

"The producers did not provide a ‘road map’ to a successful agreement”, said Stephen Waddell. "What they did was tinker with three of their proposals without fundamentally changing them, leaving all their other retrograde proposals on the table. There is still an enormous gap between the parties, and no sign the producers’ association understands the seriousness of the situation they’ve provoked."

Waddell said:

·  The associations repackaged their internet proposal but are still seeking internet rights for free – asking actors to work for free.

·  The associations repackaged their pay rollback proposal – but indicated they are still seeking pay rollbacks for both foreign and domestic producers. They just asked ACTRA to write up those pay rollbacks in a manner we’d be more comfortable with.

·  The associations proposed a mutual withdrawal on "turnaround time".

"Everything else has stayed on the table. Producers are still seeking to gut performers’ residuals, rollback their pay, worsen working conditions, and implement numerous other retrograde proposals," stated Waddell.

ACTRA has applied for provincial conciliation across Canada. Conciliator Reg Pearson has been assigned to this issue by both the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario – unfortunately producers are currently refusing to meet with the conciliator.

ACTRA members will be receiving a strike mandate ballot in their mail in coming days. The result of that vote will be available on or about December 15th. The current IPA contract expires on December 31, 2006.

ACTRA and producers agreed to two weeks of "last chance" negotiations in mid-December.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is a national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 21,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.

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Headline, Industry News

ACTRA Keeping the facts straight

TORONTO – The CFTPA/APFTQ issued a highly misleading release today about what they did during a discussion with ACTRA yesterday. 

"The producers did not provide a ‘road map’ to a successful agreement”, said Stephen Waddell. "What they did was tinker with three of their proposals without fundamentally changing them, leaving all their other retrograde proposals on the table. There is still an enormous gap between the parties, and no sign the producers’ association understands the seriousness of the situation they’ve provoked."

Waddell said:

·  The associations repackaged their internet proposal but are still seeking internet rights for free – asking actors to work for free.

·  The associations repackaged their pay rollback proposal – but indicated they are still seeking pay rollbacks for both foreign and domestic producers. They just asked ACTRA to write up those pay rollbacks in a manner we’d be more comfortable with.

·  The associations proposed a mutual withdrawal on "turnaround time".

"Everything else has stayed on the table. Producers are still seeking to gut performers’ residuals, rollback their pay, worsen working conditions, and implement numerous other retrograde proposals," stated Waddell.

ACTRA has applied for provincial conciliation across Canada. Conciliator Reg Pearson has been assigned to this issue by both the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario – unfortunately producers are currently refusing to meet with the conciliator.

ACTRA members will be receiving a strike mandate ballot in their mail in coming days. The result of that vote will be available on or about December 15th. The current IPA contract expires on December 31, 2006.

ACTRA and producers agreed to two weeks of "last chance" negotiations in mid-December.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is a national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 21,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.

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