CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Voices of Canada

MEMBER ALERT: You’re Invited to International Federation of Actors World Congress in Toronto on Sept. 26

January 26, 2015

CEMA members are invited to attend the opening reception of the 2012 International Federation of Actors (FIA) World Congress, where performers and union representatives from 75 countries will be in Toronto to discuss issues such as:

  • The campaign to stop privatization of theatres in Turkey
  • The struggle to start up an actors’ union in South Africa
  • The protection of performers’ rights in the New Zealand production of The Hobbit and the Irish-Canadian co-production of the upcoming mini series Vikings
  • The promotion of equality and non-discrimination on and off the stage and screen • And the impact of digital distribution and performers’ intellectual property rights

The Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will join the President of FIA, Norwegian actor and director Agnete Haaland, in welcoming guests to Toronto at the reception. If you would like to attend the reception, and interview representatives from around the world, please contact:  Carol Taverner: ACTRA, Tel: 416.644-1516, ctaverner@actra.ca; Barb Farwell, CAEA, Tel: 416-699-4722, barbara_farwell@rogers.com; Ariane Baillie-Gendron: UdA, Tel: 514.844-7150, ext 1146, abaillie@uda.ca FIA is an international, non-governmental organization based in Brussels, representing some 100 performers’ unions in 75 countries. As the governing body of FIA, the Congress meets every four years to develop policies that support performers. This year’s Congress is co-hosted by three Canadian performer unions – ACTRA, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity), and Union des Artistes (UdA). This is only the second time in FIA’s 61-year history that a Congress has met in North America.