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Residuals to Performer or Agent? - As you know, Talent Agents can charge Performers a commission on wages, including Residuals/Use Fees, in accordance with Employment Standards as indicated here.   Our practice at UBCP/ACTRA has been to mail Residuals/Use Fees directly to you, the Performer.  This enables you to pay your Talent Agent(s) any commissions that may be due. However, there is […]
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Notice concerning Canada Post job action and performer cheques - In response to the possible disruption of Canada Post mail service UBCP/ACTRA is advising all productions to take steps to ensure that payments to performers are not affected. We are asking that no mail be sent out after July 5, 2016 and that they hold cheques for pick up at the production office. For productions […]
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Congratulations to all our members who are nominated for a 2016 Leo Award - The Nominees for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture are… Cameron Mcdonald No Men Beyond This Point Garwin Sanford The Birdwatcher David Nykl The Devout Ryan Mcdonell The Devout The Nominees for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture are… Balinder Johal Beeba Boys Mary Galloway Fire Song […]
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Winners of the Sam Payne Awards for 2015 announced by UBCP/ACTRA - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Vancouver – May 4th, 2016 Winners of the Sam Payne Awards for 2015 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 not only for his contribution to Canadian theatre, film, radio and television, but also for his personal attributes, which included humanity, artistic integrity and encouragement of new talent.
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Award-winning actor and seasoned director Amanda Tapping takes director’s seat on ACTRA National Women’s Committee’s short film, Women Seen, August 5th, 2016 - The ACTRA National Women’s Committee begins production on the two-city shoot of its new short film Women Seen in Vancouver on Saturday, August 6. Filming in Vancouver will last one day with two additional days of filming to follow in Toronto in the fall.
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Treasurer’s Report for the Fiscal Year Ended February 29, 2016, July 11th, 2016 - A brief overview of ACTRA's financial statements for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2016.
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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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