Actra Independent Production Agreement
The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Quebec Media Production Association (AQPM) have signed a new three-year independent production agreement (IPA). The agreement in principle is now subject to ratification by ACRA and members of the CMPA and AQPM board of directors. “After two other important agreements with directors and crew in recent months, this agreement demonstrates the commitment we share with stakeholders to maintain stability and predictability in the face of turbulent changes in the Canadian screen industry,” said Warren Ross, Vice President of National Industrial Relations and CMPA Senior Council. , in a press release. “We thank our negotiating partners at AQPM and ACTRA for their tireless work in achieving this common goal, which benefits not only our entire industry, but especially the Canadian public.” “With one of the best performance agreements in the world, our goal is always to reach a fair agreement with improved working conditions for our hard-working members,” said Stephen Waddell, Chief Executive Officer of Negotiator and National Executive Director of ACTRA. “At a time when many workers are facing labour backs, our members will see higher wages and better protection in the workplace.” Actor fatigue on film and television sets in Canada is also discussed in a subsidiary letter in the new IAP. Under the new agreement, at the end of the working day, performers can now prove with a producer that they are too tired to go home, and it is up to the manufacturer to provide the actor with alternative means to return home. Examples include moving to a hotel room, transporting to a nearby transit stop or travelling home. Among the measures introduced are new provisions which stipulate that hearings can no longer take place in private between a member of the production and an interpreter or in a hotel room.