BTL’s own Man in Havana — or at least, outside Toronto — Scott Lehane, sends word from up north, via this ACTRA announcement:
Canadian performers, by a record return vote of 98.7%, have ratified the new Independent Production Agreement (IPA) negotiated with the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) and the Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ). The vote follows ACTRA’s first-ever strike.
The IPA covers the terms and conditions of work for professional
performers in all independent film and television production in Canada, except for British Columbia which has a separate agreement.
ACTRA has made significant economic gains in the areas that are
priorities for performers: a 10% increase over the next three years including a 1% increase into retirement contributions, and a comprehensive new agreement for productions made for and converted to new media.
The official version is right here.
The question now remains whether details of that “comprehensive new agreement” on new media will be any help to the WGA – seeking the same sort of grail — when their talks begin this summer.