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2017 Local News Archive

Holiday Party, November 27th, 2017 - Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate ACTRA Maritimes at our Holiday party last Saturday night. The turn out was great. It makes me so happy to see such a talented and engaged membership and to connect face to face with each of you. I’d like to give a very special […]
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Jeremy Webb Appointed Artistic Director of Neptune Theatre, August 28th, 2017 -   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Halifax, NS – Director, producer, actor and writer Jeremy Webb will be Neptune Theatre’s new artistic director. The announcement was made today at a news conference in Halifax. Webb’s appointment to a five-year term was approved by the Board of Directors of the Neptune Theatre Foundation after an extensive national […]
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, July 27th, 2017 - Ferne Downey   We are delighted to report that Past ACTRA National President Ferne Downey was conferred an Honorary Degree by Dalhousie University at the Spring Convocation.   (Photo credit: Danny Abriel) Ferne Downey Spring 2017 Honorary Degree Recipient Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) Achieving a long and productive career as a working actor, playwright, […]
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Financial Health in Canada’s TV, Film and Theatre Industries: A Survey, July 21st, 2017 - Financial Health in Canada’s TV, Film and Theatre Industries: A Survey The AFC, the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry, is conducting a national survey to understand more about entertainment industry workers and household finances. The AFC wants to learn more about the whole picture of the workforce to help it plan its future and ensure […]
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ACTRA Maritimes AGM 2017, May 17th, 2017 - ACTRA Maritimes Annual General Meeting 2017 MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 1747 Summer Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3A6
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President’s Message, May 10th, 2017 - Dear Fellow ACTRA Maritimes’ Members: I am very happy to tell you that ACTRA has successfully reached a tentative settlement with the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) to renew the National Commercial Agreement (NCA).
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Election Fever, April 12th, 2017 - It may not feel like spring but election fever is in the air. Chances are there will be a provincial election this year and your Branch Council wants to ensure we are prepared to engage in constructive dialogue with candidates and that the future of our industry is a top election issue. We are holding […]
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Shelley Thompson: Women in the Director’s Chair Report and Thanks, April 12th, 2017 - I’d like to thank UBCP/ACTRA, ACTRA National and ACTRA Maritimes for their support in getting me to the 20th Anniversary session of Women In the Director’s Chair workshop that took place in Vancouver and at the Whistler Film Festival during November and December 2016.Without the scholarship and travel support of each of your organisations, I […]
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“Free! Taxes for Performers Information Session”, April 12th, 2017 - ACTRA Information Session. Sunday April 9th at 4:30 PM at Theatre Nova Scotia (Cultural Federations) 1113 Marginal Road. In response to member requests, your Branch Council has arranged for an information session on income tax for performers. Ralph Urquhart will give a half hour talk on the unique things actors should know when filing their […]
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