Are you producing a film, TV show or online production? Animation, Public Service Announcement, Documentary, Industrial or demo pilot? You’re in the right place. We encourage you to call and/or email us with your questions, especially when you’re in the planning stages. Call early, it will help you with budgeting and casting. We’ll point you to the section of the IPA that works for your project.
To start producing under the Independent Production Agreement, you must first agree to its terms, provide some basic information about your production. Here are the forms you’ll need:
Email the documents to email@example.com or fax them to 416-928-2026. An IPA Steward will contact you to assist you further with your production.
The IPA covers all forms of recorded performance whether they are broadcast, exhibited, transmitted live, posted online or distributed or broadcast in any other way. TV series, mini-series, Movies of the Week, feature films, shorts, animation, reality programs, webisodes, mobisodes, dubbing – the IPA has it all. Basically, if it isn’t a commercial it’s IPA. (Exceptions include productions made by CBC, CTV, TVO, NFB, VisionTV, CFC, and CityTV.) If you’re making a Documentary jump to Documentary. If you’re making an Industrial jump to Industrial.
The IPA defines a Documentary Program as “an information Production that is designed not to be purely entertainment and which may include drama or variety techniques in achieving its information goal.” If you have a Documentary project, let’s talk. In the meantime, here are the documents and forms you’ll need:
An IPA Industrial is “a Production that is not less than three (3) minutes in length and which is produced to promote directly or indirectly the image of an organization, to promote the use of its products or services, or to offer training in the use of its products or services, or to provide education or instruction, but is not intended for broadcast on television.” Make your corporate videos professional by using professional actors! Here are the documents and forms you’ll need:
See section A27 of the Independent Production Agreement for more information.
These documents are all about Use Fees.
ACTRA Toronto maintains a list of Stunt Co-ordinators who:
To request a copy of the list, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Productions require Accident/Injury Insurance for all Performers. You can get this from any insurance provider. Here’s one: Accident on Set.
Please visit the Toronto Indie Production Program (TiP) section for more information on TiP eligibility and requirements.
Please visit the Student Production section to see if your school has an agreement with ACTRA and to obtain forms.