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Link: Young ‘Breadwinner’ actress among ACTRA winners

From the Canadian Press:

Link: Young ‘Breadwinner’ actress among ACTRA winners
The star of the Oscar-nominated animated Canadian co-production The Breadwinner was among the honourees at the ACTRA Awards in Toronto.

Toronto actress Saara Chaudry, who voices the lead role of a young girl who helps her family in Afghanistan, won the award for best voice performance at Saturday’s show. Continue reading.


Link: A Conversation with Jennifer Podemski: ACTRA Toronto’s 2018 Award of Excellence Recipient

From Vincent Schilling of Indian Country Media Network:

Link: A Conversation with Jennifer Podemski: ACTRA Toronto’s 2018 Award of Excellence Recipient
“It bothered me that over the first 10 years of my acting career I rarely, if ever, saw any native people working on the crew, or as producers and directors. It bugged me because all the work I was doing was native stuff. So I decided to become a producer. I was 25 when I opened Big Soul Productions with Laura Milliken. We dedicated every waking hour to building a production company rooted in authentic indigenous stories and perspectives while training a new generation of talent both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.” Continue reading.



Link: ACTRA says it’s expediting sexual-harassment complaints processes

From Victoria Ahearn of The Canadian Press:

Link: ACTRA says it’s expediting sexual-harassment complaints processes
The union for Canada’s TV and film performers says it’s expediting its discipline processes for sexual harassment and assault complaints.

At a panel discussion on sexual harassment hosted Friday by the organization behind the Toronto International Film Festival, ACTRA Toronto president Theresa Tova outlined a number of immediate steps the union is taking as it also works with other industry stakeholders on longer-term strategies. Continue reading.


UBCP/ACTRA Awards Announces 2017 nominees

From a media release:

The UBCP/ACTRA Awards honours five members for work done in the past year. This peer-adjudicated performer awards show shines the spotlight on the talented performers here in BC, and provides an opportunity for industry professionals to share in the celebration with the nominees and winners. The 6th annual red carpet gala takes place on November 18, 2017 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

“This is going to be a great year for the UBCP/ACTRA Awards with this deep pool of talent as nominees. Here in BC we have always known that our actors, crews and locations are unparalleled and it is wonderful to see our local industry growing and being recognized around the world,” says Alvin Sanders, President of UBCP/ACTRA.

The 2017 nominees are:


  • Alex Barima, Cypher
  • Richard Harmon, The 100 – God Complex
  • Adrian Holmes, 19-2 – Gone
  • Ty Olsson, A Surrogate’s Nightmare
  • Ben Ratner, Ganjy


  • Rukiya Bernard, Van Helsing – Seen You
  • Tammy Gillis, Menorca
  • Chelah Horsdal, The Man in the High Castle – Fallout
  • Jennifer Spence, You Me Her – Like Riding a Vagina Bike
  • Camille Sullivan, The Unseen


  • Maxine Chadburn, Cadence
  • Hannah Cheramy, The Hollow Child
  • Adam DiMarco, Marrying the Family
  • Isaac Keoughan, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – The Chicago Way
  • Aiden Longworth, The 9th Life of Louis Drax
  • Graeme McComb, DC’s Legend’s of Tomorrow – Compromised


  • Andrea Libman, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Rock Solid Friendship – Pinkie Pie
  • Rebecca Husain, Beat Bugs, With a Little Help from my Friends – Buzz
  • Nicole Oliver, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – A Royal Problem – Princess Celestia / Daybreaker
  • Vincent Tong , Fruit Ninja, Fruitful Multiplication – Durian Gray aka RinJin   
  • Vincent Tong, Chuck’s Choice, Sunny Daze – Joey Adonis   
  • Vincent Tong, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Hard to Say Anything – Feather Bangs


  • Simon Burnett, Jon Kralt, Leif Havdale, Corry Glass, Supergirl – Homecoming
  • Curtis Braconnier, Arrow – Legacy
  • Lauro Chartrand, Colby Chartrand, Prison Break – Ogygia
  • Chad Sayn, Lloyd Adams, Prison break – Contingency
  • Eli Zagoudakis, Arrow – Fighting Fire with Fire

The UBCP/ACTRA Awards will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Vancouver Playhouse with over 600 industry professionals including UBCP/ACTRA members, press and politicians in attendance.

The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 22,000 members across Canada – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.




ACTRA Toronto announces 14th annual winners

From a media release:

ACTRA Toronto is proud to announce the winners of the 14th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto.

Outstanding Performance – Female
Catherine O’Hara (Moira Rose in Schitt’s Creek, “Wine and Roses” Produced by Not a Real Company)

Outstanding Performance – Male
Christopher Plummer (Zev Guttman in Remember. Produced by Serendipity Point Films)

Outstanding Performance – Voice
Julie Lemieux (Granny Butternut in Numb Chucks, “Tough Love” Produced by 9 Story Media Group)

Tantoo Cardinal presented ACTRA Toronto’s 2016 Award of Excellence to Sarah Gadon.

A special presentation of statuettes was made to ACTRA Toronto’s stunt pioneers: John “Frenchie” Berger, Matt Birman, Shane Cardwell, Shelley Cook, Bobby Hannah, Chris Lamon, Dwayne McLean, Brent Meyer, Branko Racki, Alison Reid, Morris Maurizio Santia, John Stoneham Sr., Anton Tyukodi and Billy E. Williams.

The 14th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were presented at a live show and gala at The Carlu. The show was hosted by comic Martha Chaves with live music by Salsa Norte.

The 14th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto was sponsored by: DIAMOND: Actra Fraternal Benefit Society. PLATINUM: ACTRA National, Performers’ Rights Society and Recording Artists’ Collecting Society; Bell Media. GOLD: CBC, CMPA, City of Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Office, Deluxe, In Your Ear Productions, IATSE 873, Rhombus Media, Shaftesbury Films, United Steelworkers. SILVER: Cavalluzzo, Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario), RBC Royal Bank. BRONZE: Addenda Capital, Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union, Don Carmody Film and Television, eOne, Grant Thornton, HUB International, New Real Films, Rolling Picture Company, Serendipity Point Films, Take 5 Productions, Whizbang Films, Writers Guild of Canada.

ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 22,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.