FALL MEMBERS’ CONFERENCE 2021
SESSION RECORDINGS NOW ONLINE!
Thanks to all the Conference Committee members, volunteers, panelists and partipants for making our Fall Members Conference a success!
All Conference sessions were live captioned and links to the recordings are available below.
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Virtual Auditions: Zoom, self-tapes, and standards
Self-tapes are here to stay, and Zoom auditions are gaining in popularity. How do we as performers navigate this ‘new-normal’ successfully, and best present ourselves to casting?
This 90 min session, hosted by Apprentice Caucus Chair, Victoria Murdoch, features Casting Director Jesse Griffiths working with ACTRA Toronto member George Alevizos in a practice audition, and is followed by a Q & A with Jesse where you can get answers to those burning virtual audition questions. You’ll also see an informative presentation by ACTRA Industry Relations Specialists Jenn Paul & Taisa Dekker on the progress of the Auditions Standards Initiative. Grab a coffee, get your questions ready, and join us at 9 am to start your Fall Conference Day off right!
How to Be an Ally On and Off Set: Performers Working Together for Change
Join the ACTRA Diversity & Inclusion Committee for a discussion on how every performer can be an active ally to their peers who come from historically marginalized backgrounds. It isn’t always easy to know what to do or say, especially on set where there are inherent power structures and hierarchy – so let’s break that down together! Hosted by Co-Chairs Janet Rose Nguyen and Chattrisse Dolabaille, we invite you to join our panel featuring Tonjha Richardson, Em McCourt, Angelica Alejandro, Oscar Moreno, Marisa McDonald, and new ACTRA Special Advisor Maxine Bower* as we explore what it means to be an active ally and share and celebrate recent wins in our industry.
It is election time at ACTRA Toronto. This fall, members will elect 24 Councillors to serve a two-year term beginning in December 2021. Interested in running or encouraging someone to run? Join members of Council and the Election Committee to talk about what the ACTRA Toronto Council does, the role of Councillors, and tips for running for election.
ACTRA Toronto’s Plenary Session
Life Membership Presentation to: Patty Gail, Ron Tough and Brenda Kamino
Executive Report with Q&A
All about Sort Of: Meet the Cast and Creatives of the new groundbreaking CBC and HBO show
Get a sneak peek into SORT OF — the new big-hearted CBC and HBO Max original series that follows Sabi, a South Asian non-binary twenty-something as they journey through life discovering truths about their family, friends, and themselves. Sort Of premiers in Canada October 5 on CBC Gem and will be broadcast on CBC TV beginning Tuesday, November 9 at 9 pm.
Join the cast and creative of this groundbreaking show that centers on a gender-fluid millennial straddling various identities, in transition in every aspect of their life. This is a unique opportunity to hear how a top production team works, learn about what filming a show is like during the pandemic, discover the importance of partnerships and discuss why including representations of a range of lived experiences on television is vitally important. Register now!
The ACTRA Toronto Fall Members Conference was brought to you by the following members of ACTRA Toronto’s Conference Committee
Rebecca Applebaum (Co-Chair, Executive Liaison)
Jocelyne Zucco (Co-Chair, Executive Liaison)
Janet Rose Nguyen