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Creative BC has extended the deadline to JULY 25, 2014 for applications for the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship program - On behalf of The British Columbia Film Foundation, Creative BC will award two Daryl Duke Scholarships and one William Vince Scholarship – each in the amount of $10,000 – to exceptional British Columbians who have completed post secondary studies or equivalent training at an accredited institute in their field, and are entering advanced education in […]
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Canada’s New Work Permit Law Might Affect U.S. Producers By David Robb June 24, 2014 - A new law that changes Canada’s work permit rules might make it more difficult for American producers do business north of the border. “This effectively shuts down the ability for American producers to bring up actors, producers and directors to work on the shows up here,” an American producer shooting in Vancouver tells Deadline. The […]
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UBCP/ACTRA Annual General Meeting (AGM) - will be held at St.Patrick’s Hall on July 23, 2014 at 6PM. Location address: 2881 Main Street, Vancouver (Main and 13th.) The parking is free and all Full, Apprentice & Background Extra Members are welcome. Please join us immediately following the AGM for some summer refreshment.
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Make an ACTRA National Diversity Short Film, July 16th, 2014 - The ACTRA National Diversity Committee is seeking submissions from ACTRA members who are interested in making a short (1-2 minute) film. The message in the film must answer the question:  What does “Diversity is our strength” mean to you as an ACTRA member? * A total of four projects will be selected by a submissions [...]
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Commercial Bargaining Update, July 14th, 2014 - Bargaining of the National Commercial Agreement took place on July 10 and 11 with the assistance of a mediator. Despite best efforts, an agreement was not reached. Bargaining will continue on July 21, 2014 and we are hopeful that an agreement will  be reached. In the meantime, all terms of the existing NCA  continue.
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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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