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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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Jacob Tremblay, Camille Sullivan Among Winners at 2016 UBCP/ACTRA Awards - VANCOUVER, B.C. (November 12, 2016) – The 5th annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards took place this evening honouring five members for their work in the creative industries over the past year. With 32 nominees, winners were announced in the following categories: Best Actor – Aleks Paunovic for his role in Numb Best Actress – Camille Sullivan for […]
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Cathia Badiere Appointed Director, Research, ACTRA National, April 18th, 2017 - TORONTO, ON -- Cathia Badiere has been appointed ACTRA National Director, Research, effective immediately. Reporting to Stephen Waddell, National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, Cathia will oversee ACTRA’s collective bargaining, policy and industry research to support ACTRA’s objective of improving the working lives of Canadian professional performers.
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Budget 2017: Government must seize opportunity to build stronger creative industries, March 23rd, 2017 - The Canadian union representing 23,000 performers in film, television and digital media across the country will be front and centre in the policy discussions on Broadcast Policy and Intellectual Property Rights announced in yesterday’s Budget.
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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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