ACTRA Insider

Your community hub to stay connected

It’s important for our ACTRA family to stay connected and continue to share information with each other during this difficult time. This is why we created this special ACTRA Insider microsite, which includes personal stories by our ACTRA members, helpful industry information, and listings of where you can watch the great Canadian shows and movies brought to life by our talented Members.
Glued to our screens

ACTRA President David Sparrow encourages ACTRA members to network and stay connected. He also reminds us there’s never been a better time to watch CanCon.

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You don't need to act like everything is OK

The world-wide COVID-19 pandemic necessitated extreme social distancing and self-isolation here in Canada. Additionally, an unimaginable tragedy occurred in Nova Scotia, adding a new sense of horror to our growing, daily distress. Based in Halifax, Francine Deschepper reached out to her friend, Dr. Ron Fraser, and asked him to share some reassurance and good advice on how to cope.

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Online actor

From online pitch sessions, to play readings, yoga classes and masterclasses in anything from cooking to acting to writing to directing, Ellie Harvie shares with us how her screen time has taken on a whole new meaning than it did in “before pandemic” times.

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ACTRA’s Twitter #TriviaTuesdEH

Are you CanCon clever? Think you have Great White knowledge? Join us on Twitter (@ACTRAnat) every Tuesday where we challenge your smarts on all things Canadian content! Let’s stay connected while we stay apart and have some fun while we’re at it! We’re calling on our members from coast-to-coast-to-coast to get involved and prove YOU’RE the ultimate #TriviaTuesdEH CanCon trivia buff.

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COVID-19 resources

For information related to the health crisis across Canada, ACTRA is updating its dedicated COVID-19 web page regularly. As conditions on each set or workplace may vary by province, members should contact their branch directly with any questions.

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