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Congratulations! - To all the UBCP/ACTRA Members who have been nominated for a 2017 Leo Award!
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Winners of the Sam Payne Awards for 2016 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Vancouver – April 12, 2017 Winners of the Sam Payne Awards for 2016 announced by UBCP/ACTRA Thirty three years after his death, the legacy left by Sam Payne continues to be applauded by the British Columbia acting community. One of Canada’s well loved and respected professional actors, Sam Payne is remembered […]
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UBCP/ACTRA MEMBER DUES LATE FEES HAVE BEEN APPLIED - Members who have not paid their dues have now had late fees applied. If payment is not received by April 30th please note the following consequences: Full Member, if you fail to pay your annual dues (basic annual dues are $195) by April 30th your membership will be suspended. Suspended members will be charged non-refundable […]
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In Memoriam – Joy Coghill – 1926 – 2017 - Joy Coghill-Thorne, a woman honoured many times by the performing arts communities she nurtured, passed away Friday, January 20th in the palliative care unit of St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Below is a link to the Vancouver Sun’s Obituary.     Queen of Vancouver theatre, Joy Coghill, dead at age 90 | Vancouver Sun  
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ACA and ACTRA Join Appeal of CRTC’s Super Bowl Ruling, May 17th, 2017 - Toronto, ON -- Having intervened before the CRTC, opposing the decision to ban simultaneous substitution (simsub) during the Super Bowl, the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) have now been granted intervenor status in the Federal Court of Appeal case between Bell Media, the NFL and the Attorney General.
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CRTC decision inflicts further damage on Canadian film and television: ACTRA, May 16th, 2017 - TORONTO, ON -- ACTRA National Executive Director Stephen Waddell says yesterday’s Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission decision on license renewals for large English-language broadcasters is yet another blow delivered to Canadian television and culture by the Commission.
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Representing nearly 5,000 of the most experienced and skilled Performers in the world, UBCP supplies professional actors, stunt people, singers, dancers, puppeteers, voices, background persons, and a multitude of other types of Performers, for every form of recorded media in existence. Our expertise extends from feature films to TV, from radio commercials to animated voices, […]
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