January 7, 2021

Dear Members,

We were fortunate to get through 2020 with a significant amount of filming and almost no appearances from the dreaded COVID in our filmmaking workspaces. I know we are all anxious to see what the future brings in regards to our work, play and home lives. Only time will tell where the industry is headed in the near future, but we will keep our members informed.

I invite you to check out Member Spotlight and What’s Shooting, which lists the many productions filmed last year. Also, I highly recommend the ACTRA Education website (you will need to register to use the site before getting started). The Apprentice Orientation course is now mandatory for all Apprentices and essential reading for Full members who have never taken it. There is also an AFBS Orientation course for Full members. A course for ACTRA Additional Background Performers is in the works and we will let you know when it’s ready.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – an informed membership is a strong membership. As production increases and our member numbers grow, nothing would make me happier than to know each and everyone of you has the tools you need to be informed and in charge of your career aspirations.

Cheers to 2021,

Jan Skene
President and National Councillor
ACTRA Manitoba