Radio & Television

Actors asked to take big pay cut; Pinsent walks out

TORONTO – Canadian actors union ACTRA has already applied for labour mediation, just one day into contract talks with Canadian film and TV producers. "Canadian producers told revered Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent and all Canadian performers that they deserve a 25% pay cut, no residuals and worse working conditions," says the press release. So Pinsent, at the front table of ACTRA's bargaining team, took his revered-ness and walked out yesterday. Less than two days of negotiations with Canadian producers highlighted the need for a neutral third party to assist the talks. "We put forward a reasonable set of proposals in...

Our industry and COVID-19

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