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Author: Actra National
In January, the Manitoba Federation of Labour held their mid-term conference on The Future of Work: The Next Century of Solidarity. Included here is a summary of the presentations.
How has being an ACTRA member benefited you so far? A: I have gotten more roles since joining ACTRA and feel like I have more opportunities. I also got to present an award at the last ACTRA Awards, which was awesome. What do you like most about the art of acting? A: The environment – it is such a fun environment, and I love getting to pretend to be different characters. And the relationships – everyone is so kind. I have made so many friends and met so many amazing actors. Which role has been your favourite to play? A: I love them all!! Melinda Landers in the Grudge was great. I loved the stunts, the makeup and scaring people! Maeryn in The Christmas Club was also awesome because I got to dance and I love to dance. Amazing Winter Romance was so great because we got to film out at the snow maze… and I really like the movie I am working on now!! Do you have any tips for actors, whether in auditioning or after being cast? A: When you have an audition don’t worry about the lines. Just go in and do your best and then forget about it. When you get a part and are on set, be a good listener and be kind to everyone. Where do you want to be career-wise in the future? A: I would love to still be acting, maybe in New York or Hollywood! Maybe get an Oscar or a Grammy one day. I also love to sing and I’d like to be a veterinarian. February 2020…
American Cinematographer published an excellent feature on Stand! in their September 2019 issue.
Several arts and several non-profit service agencies, such as Artspace and Performing Arts Lodges (PAL) Manitoba, are partners in the project, which will also feature several units for use by visiting and local artists.
A tax credit for filmmakers is set to become permanent. The previous version of the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit had a ‘sunset clause.’