In the spirit of following recommended procedures, we ask Members not to visit the ACTRA Manitoba office in person but to conduct business with the office by email or phone.
In January, the Manitoba Federation of Labour held their mid-term conference on The Future of Work: The Next Century of Solidarity. Included here is a summary of the presentations.
How has being an ACTRA member benefited you so far? A: I have gotten more roles since joining ACTRA and feel like I have more opportunities. I also got to present an award at the last ACTRA Awards, which was awesome. What do you like most about the art of acting? A: The environment – it is such a fun environment, and I love getting to pretend to be different characters. And the relationships – everyone is so kind. I have made so many friends and met so many amazing actors. Which role has been your favourite to play? A: I love them all!! Melinda Landers in the Grudge was great. I loved the stunts, the makeup and scaring people! Maeryn in The Christmas Club was also awesome because I got to dance and I love to dance. Amazing Winter Romance was so great because we got to film out at the snow maze… and I really like the movie I am working on now!! Do you have any tips for actors, whether in auditioning or after being cast? A: When you have an audition don’t worry about the lines. Just go in and do your best and then forget about it. When you get a part and are on set, be a good listener and be kind to everyone. Where do you want to be career-wise in the future? A: I would love to still be acting, maybe in New York or Hollywood! Maybe get an Oscar or a Grammy one day. I also love to sing and I’d like to be a veterinarian. February 2020…
American Cinematographer published an excellent feature on Stand! in their September 2019 issue.
Several arts and several non-profit service agencies, such as Artspace and Performing Arts Lodges (PAL) Manitoba, are partners in the project, which will also feature several units for use by visiting and local artists.
A tax credit for filmmakers is set to become permanent. The previous version of the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit had a ‘sunset clause.’