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Prime Time Challenge Update: The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) donates additional $10,000 to the Actors’ Fund of Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

OTTAWA, ON – March 6, 2015 – The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) has accepted the challenge from the Canadian Media Production Association’s (CMPA) Chair Jamie Brown to show support for the work of the Actors’ Fund of Canada. Brown announced the Prime Time Challenge yesterday at the CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference after announcing the $10,000 contribution from CMPA National and CMPA-BC.

Brian Baker, National Executive Director is pleased that the DGC can continue its support for the Actors’ Fund of Canada with a contribution of an additional $10,000 during the Prime Time Challenge. “The DGC is grateful to the Actors’ Fund of Canada for supporting our members when they face times of crisis like injury or illness,” said Baker. With this in mind, we’ve decided to contribute another $10,000 to the work of the Fund. It’s important for all members of the entertainment industry, including those working in film & TV, to be able to access the safety net that the Actors’ Fund provides when they are in need.”

The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organisation that represents over 3,800 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues of concern for Members including Canadian content conditions, CRTC regulations and ensuring that funding is maintained for Canadian film and television programming.

The Actors’ Fund of Canada is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Performers and others who work behind the scenes in film and television, theatre, music and dance can apply for emergency financial aid from the Fund. Through its Film and Television Relief Program, the Fund will help hundreds of film & television industry professionals recover from illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship in 2015. The Actors’ Fund of Canada was the recipient of the 2011 Gemini Special Award for exceptional service to the Canadian television industry. Visit actorsfund.ca/primetime to learn more.

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CONTACT:

David Hope
The Actors’ Fund of Canada
Phone: 1-877-399-8392
E-mail: contact@actorsfund.ca
Facebook.com/actorsfund
Twitter: @actorsfund

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