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ACTRA Alberta Thanksgiving Day – OFFICE CLOSED

Please note, the ACTRA Alberta office will be closed

Monday, October 8, 2018 for Thanksgiving Day.

In the event of an emergency, please email ACTRA Alberta Branch Representative, Tina Alford


ACTRA Alberta is pleased to announce Bobby Izat, Kelsey Andries and Jayson Therrien are the recipients of the ACTRA Alberta Scholarship.

The ACTRA Alberta Member Scholarship Program helps our members achieve their professional goals.

ACTRA Alberta awards funding to a maximum of $3,500 per year to Full Members to enhance their educational and/or professional standards in the industry.

Eligible programs are those which assist the member in continuing to develop their careers, whether directly through actor training or training to further employment in the Alberta Screen Industries.

The next application deadline is January 4, 2019.

For more information, please visit: or contact ACTRA Alberta.


Please note, the ACTRA Alberta office will be closed
Monday, September 3, 2018 for Labour Day.

In the event of an emergency, please email ACTRA Alberta Branch Representative, Tina Alford

Introducing the NEW ACTRA Alberta Council

ACTRA Alberta is pleased to announce the new ACTRA Alberta Council.  Five new members have joined the Council to serve the membership: Robert Hay, Aaron Zeffer, Jay Morberg, Anne Hawthorne and Pat Chau.  The Branch recognized long time Council Member Brian Gromoff for his decades of service to the union with an special title of VP Emeritus.  For a complete list of Council members, please visit the OUR LEADERSHIP page on the ACTRA Alberta website.

ACTRA Alberta Easter Break – OFFICE CLOSED

Please note, the ACTRA Alberta office will be closed

Friday, March 30 to Monday, April 2, 2018 for the EASTER break.

In the event of an emergency, please email ACTRA Alberta Branch Representative –           Tina Alford 

TWO MORE YEARS for National Council Members Dan Libman & Kristen Welker

Dan Libman and Kristen Welker will serve two more years as ACTRA Alberta representatives on the ACTRA National Council.



Safety Update – El Chicano

ACTRA Alberta will confirm that an injury occurred on the set of “El Chicano” on Wednesday, September 6th involving a Stunt Performer.  The Performer did seek medical attention and is on the mend due to the tremendous skills of the Calgary medical team(s).

We are working with our partners – IATSE 212, IATSE 669, Teamsters local 362, DGC Alberta District Council, Alberta Occupational Health & Safety and Production to investigate the matter to ensure a similar incident can be avoided in the future.

Every single person working on a production has the right to a safe workplace. We’re going to work together to ensure that happens.

If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact ACTRA Alberta Branch Representative Tina Alford (

Performer Set Etiquette / New Member Workshop

This class is SO much more than a just a set etiquette class. It will dispel the mystery of working on set, giving Performers an understanding of the inner workings of the film and television industry. Valuable information will also be provided on what being an ACTRA member is all about. Taught by ACTRA member Christopher Cinnamon, this class will provide valuable information to the individual that will help them advance their career in the Alberta Film,Television & Digital industry.

Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CSIF – Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
100, 1725 – 10 Avenue SW
This Workshop is FREE and open to ACTRA members only!


This workshop is mandatory for new ACTRA Apprentice Members who have not taken the class.

Instructor BIO: Christopher Cinnamon has been working in theatre, film and television for more than 20 years. During this time Chris has worked as a Stand-In and Actor as well as in several departments including; Production, Locations and Assistant Directing. Chris has also directed and produced four of his own short films including his most recent The Sound of Willie Nelson’s Guitar which won the 2013 Director’s Guild of Canada Award for Best Short Film. In total Chris has worked on more than 40 film and television productions including Shorts, Features, Made for TV Movies and Mini Series. Chris has also worked on 5 different TV series totaling more than 75 episodes.



Sometimes it can be difficult to attend an audition in person – learn how to create a great self-tape audition to land that role!  With the amount of production going on in Alberta & across the country, creating a strong self tape is a beneficial skill for all Performers.

This workshop is open to ACTRA Alberta members only

The best part, this workshop is FREE!

Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

CSIF – 100, 1725 – 10 Avenue SW


The workshop will be live streamed for members who reside outside Calgary.
About the facilitator:
Julian Black Antelope brings 12 years of experience working both nationally and internationally on award winning shows such as (BlackstonePenny DreadfulHell on Wheels, Dominion Creek). His most recent accolades include nominations for 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Guest Star in a Dramatic Series, and two-time nominee for 2016 /2015 AMPIA Best Alberta Actor.
JBA’s experience reaches into the writing & producing arena on feature films (Knuckleball 2017, Fake Blood 2017, Empyrean 2015) and is currently in development with broadcast for his own television series written and created by himself. Nominations include 2017 AMPIA best Screen Writer Drama under 30 Minutes, 2016 Governor Generals Award for Canadian History.
Examples of Roles Booked via Self -Tape:
      • Arctic Air-CBC-(Guest Star)
      • Penny Dreadful-SHOWTIME (Guest Star)
      • Dominion Creek-RTE/TG4 (Lead)
      • Hold the Dark-NETFLIX (Lead)
      • Condor-USA (Guest Star)
      • Caught-CBC (Recurring Support)

ACTRA Alberta AGM – May 27th Edmonton

ACTRA Alberta

Saturday, MAY 27th – EDMONTON
Varscona on Whyte
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A presentation will be included in the AGM on how to use the ACTRA Online Membership systems. Updates from National, plus an overview of the initiatives that staff and Council at the branch have been working on over the past year and into the future.

POST AGM – Hands on Training for ACTRA Online
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stick around for one on one support to update your profile on the Memberships systems – we will even take your picture.

(a similar session is planned for Calgary on Sunday, May 28th)

The ACTRA FUN BUS will transport members from Calgary to the meeting in Edmonton.
Bus will leave the ACTRA Alberta office at 9:30 am and arrive back at the ACTRA Alberta office at 7:30 pm.
Refreshments will be available and a good time will be had by all!


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