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It’s time for the REEL THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE 2014 - From Sept. 29 until Oct. 10 you can help the B.C. Film and Television Community raise money and food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Click here to see who is ahead and to make a donation You can follow and promote the challenge through social media via #ReelThanks14
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UBCP/ACTRA Announces the NOMINEES for the 2014 UBCP/ACTRA Awards - On November 22, 2014 the red carpet will be rolled out at the Vancouver Playhouse in Vancouver for the UBCP/ACTRA Awards. Hosted by the immensely talented Tom Cavanagh the gala event will honour five UBCP/ACTRA Members for work done in the past year.   The nominees are: BEST ACTRESS Sara Canning                      Remedy -Scary Bears […]
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The FIA (International Federation of Actors) Secretariat announces new website - Check it out  
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Women in the Director’s Chair – Call for Submissions - Acting Ensemble Deadline: October 31, 2014. Are you interested in offering your talents, workshopping new material, developing new relationships with actors and directors from across Canada? The Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program offers a unique opportunity for professional performers  (must beUBCP/ACTRA  Full or Apprentice member in good standing) to work in a collegial learning environment […]
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Full & Apprentice Members – it’s time to get involved! - Preparations are underway for the next round of collective bargaining with the Canadian & US producers for the renewal of the 2012-2015 BC Master Production Agreement.  A Bargaining Committee has been formed and now they need your input! A series of consultation meetings has been scheduled over 2 weeks, starting September 8th.  The meetings will […]
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CALL FOR ELECTION COMMITTEE - This fall, the Union’s Full Members will elect a new Executive Board, to serve for a three-year term (January 2015 – December 2017). The following positions are up for election:   President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Director (6 positions)   We are calling on members to participate in the Election Committee.   The deadline to […]
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NEW UBCP/ACTRA BYLAWS HAVE BEEN RATIFIED - UBCP is pleased to announce the successful ratification of the UBCP/ACTRA Bylaws on August 6, 2014. The results were overwhelmingly in favour with 95% of the Members who voted, electing to ratify the new Bylaws. The voter turnout was also high as compared to past votes conducted at UBCP. (18.6 % of eligible members, voted). […]
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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 Bylaw Week July 7 – 11, 2014 - Members of the Executive Board and the Bylaw Review Committee will be available to discuss the proposed new UBCP Bylaws on the dates and times listed below. No appointments are required. After regular business hours instructions for entry will be posted at the front door. Monday July 7th · 10 am – Noon · 1 […]
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