Los Angeles, CA (June 29, 2009)–In a statement released today, Roberta Reardon, National President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), praised the announcement by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) regarding ratification by ACTRA members of a new three-year Independent Production Agreement covering performers working on Canadian film, television and new media productions:
“On behalf of the more than 70,000 members of AFTRA, I congratulate all of our brothers and sisters in ACTRA who have successfully ratified a new three- year Independent Production Agreement covering their work in Canadian film, television and new media. We’re pleased that ACTRA members were able to achieve yearly wage increases during a time of severe global economic crisis.”
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO, are the people who entertain and inform America. In 32 Locals across the country, AFTRA members work as actors, journalists, singers, dancers, announcers, hosts, comedians, disc jockeys, and other performers across the media industries including television, radio, cable, sound recordings, music videos, commercials, audio books, non-broadcast industrials, interactive games, the Internet, and other digital media. The 70,000 professional performers, broadcasters, and recording artists of AFTRA are working
together to protect and improve their jobs, lives, and communities in the 21st century. From new art forms to new technology, AFTRA members embrace change in their work and craft to enhance American culture and society.
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