Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Toronto – At its January meeting, ACTRA Toronto’s governing council unanimously voted to elect incumbent President Theresa Tova to a second two-year term.
In her acceptance speech, President Tova said she was proud of a fair renewed National Commercial Agreement and a renewed Independent Production Agreement which “achieved real gains for performers.”
Addressing the subject of harassment in the entertainment industry and the acknowledged leadership she has demonstrated in the pursuit of industry cultural change, she said, “Too many of our members were accepting bullying and harassment as part of the deal we cut with the industry. So many of us had been told to shut up, and not complain or make waves.”
On this file and others she said, “I ran again because we have more to do. I want to see this work through.”
ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada’s 25,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.
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Karen Woolridge, ACTRA Toronto Public Relations Officer
direct: (416) 642–6710
mobile: (416) 937-1437