Actors Making Movies in Canada

Although ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) says its 28,000 members are standing in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) as its members began strike action for the first time in 43 years, US actors are still allowed to work in Canada on existing contracts.

ACTRA says performers under an existing contract in Canada have a legal obligation to work and will not be asked by SAG-AFTRA to withhold services. Canadians who are dual members of both unions, who reside in Canada and engaged on a Canadian production, may work on an ACTRA contract as per usual. Dual members whose primary residence is outside of Canada must contact SAG-AFTRA before accepting any bookings.

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