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COVID-19 UPDATE – March 25, 2020 – Canadian Emergency Response Benefit -

Dear UBCP/ACTRA Member: As you may know, yesterday the Federal Government introduced legislation to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, and this afternoon it received Royal Assent. The legislation provides for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – a taxable benefit that would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose […]


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Update COVID -19, March 23, 2020 DUES ANNOUNCEMENT -

Dear Fellow UBCP/ACTRA Members, Your Executive Board and Management Team met for their 2nd extraordinary board meeting in a week last Thursday.  We discussed a number of things, all pretty much related to the challenges Members are facing with the halt of production. We have decided to suspend the collection of basic annual dues and to push […]


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A message to share – COVID – 19 -

Please note this announcement today from the Mayor of Vancouver. (Please share with your networks). During a press conference, the Mayor stated: “While many residents have responsibly kept two metres away from others in public, too many people still think the rules do not apply to them. So we’re done asking nicely,” said Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “Our message […]


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Update COVID – 19, March 19, 2020 -

Dear Fellow UBCP/ACTRA Members, Some good news we can report today – staff are in the process of sending out almost 2500 residual cheques. As well we have heard from Warner Bros that the team member from “Riverdale” who was tested for COVID-19 last week has subsequently tested negative. We hope that this will help […]


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Office Closure – March 16, 2020 -

Dear UBCP/ACTRA Members, As the COVID-19 scenario continues to evolve we are taking steps to ensure the safety of members and staff. We have made the decision to close our office for in person services. Most staff will work remotely to continue to provide all usual services to members (with some essential staff remaining on site […]


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COVID-19 UPDATE TO MEMBERS -

March 15, 2020 This has been an unprecedented week with new information emerging moment to moment due to COVID-19. Current headlines depict a world where uncertainty and fear are the dominant themes and everyone in the world, the industry, and in our closer community of performing artists is being affected in one way or another. Although […]


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The UBCP/ACTRA Women’s Committee would like to share ‘party safe’ strategies for members promoting projects or attending industry events during the 2019 award and festivals season. -

Only perpetrators are responsible for their crimes, but as a community we can all participate in prevention. As members have reported sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct in these circumstances, and UBCP/ACTRA has limited jurisdiction at industry events,  we recommend you : buddy up have a check-in plan – let someone know where you’re going and […]


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Lesley Ewen and Mel Tuck to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 8th annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards -

On November 23, two integral members of the UBCP/ACTRA community will be honoured with distinguished lifetime achievement awards at the 8th annual UBCP/ACTRA awards show. Lesley Ewen will be presented the Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award, while Mel Tuck will receive the John Juliani Award of Excellence. “We are proud to honour Lesley with […]


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UBCP/ACTRA ANNOUNCES 2019 AWARDS NOMINEES -

B.C.’s Annual Awards Spotlight the Brightest Talent In Television and Film Vancouver, BC (October 1, 2019) — UBCP/ACTRA, the autonomous branch of ACTRA in British Columbia, has announced this year’s nominees for the 8th Annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards. The awards ceremony honours five of its members for their exceptional contributions to the entertainment industry in the […]


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Winners of the Sam Payne Awards for 2018 announced -

Thirty-five 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, […]


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