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Most of us have been laid off indefinitely as a result of the current public health crisis. This is good. Please stay home. We must all do our part to “flatten the curve.” (https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-flatten-the-curve.html) Our health is more important than money. But still, money is tight all around. If you […]
The AFC is pleased to announce that a Public Service Announcement on The AFC – the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry – is now airing on CBC TV and CBC.ca. The 60-second spot, which showcases how even the most celebrated performers and technicians can find themselves needing help after an unforeseen event upends their lives, can also be viewed at https://youtu.be/TlEmVpbQuBs. The PSA would not have been possible without the amazing generosity of CBC, who provided the talent and resources to shoot and produce the video and donated valuable airtime to let Canadians know about the important work The AFC does. The AFC would also like to thank IATSE for their generous assistance in the production of the PSA, and all the performers and technicians who graciously donated their time and talent. To learn more about the PSA or The AFC, please visit AFChelps.ca.
Did you know?! The first member card was issued in 1886?! First union members (later Local One) used a strike to win such victories as a $1-a-day wage. Foolish producers in houses such as the Academy of Music tried to hire strikebreakers to perform the work of experienced stagehands. When […]
Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists, and actors alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are […]
Education Designed for Workers The McMaster Labour Studies Certificate Program offers working people an opportunity to better understand and act upon the complex problems they face in their day to day lives. Courses examine the lives and experiences of working people, the changing nature of work, the impact of government […]
The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Previously known as the Actors’ Fund of Canada, The AFC provides compassionate and confidential support to help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. The AFC is an expression of the community’s good will, helping entertainment professionals […]
Here is a link to the IA’s Official Bulletin for the current quarter. The memorial for Paul Schaefer is on page 55. Excerpt below. Thank you to brother Mazza for writing copy. http://iatse.net/member-resources/publications/official-bulletin/official-bulletin-2014-q2-no-644 REMEMBERING PAUL WILLY SCHAEFER May 1, 1969 – November 10, 2013 Locals 129 and 828 lost a true […]