The latest news on BC's arts, culture and heritage sector.

Registration Open for 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Registration Open for 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 Actsafe Event Safety Conference, which takes place March 7-8. BC Alliance members can register at a special discounted rate.

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Upcoming Indigenous Storytelling and Screenwriting Seminars in Thompson-Okanagan

Women in Film and Television Vancouver has announced two upcoming Indigenous Storytelling and Screenwriting Seminars to take place in Kamloops on October 27 and Enderby on October 28.

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BC Motion Picture Industry Launches Mental Health Initiative

BC Motion Picture Industry Launches Mental Health Initiative

The Calltime Mental Health campaign has been developed to support BC motion picture workers and their families and reduce the stigma related to mental health and substance use concerns.

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Canadian Creative Industry Groups Release Code of Conduct Addressing Harassment

Canadian Creative Industry Groups Release Code of Conduct Addressing Harassment

25 Canadian creative industry groups have signed a Code of Conduct pledging "an industry free of harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence."

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New Director of Programming at DOXA Documentary Film Festival

DOXA Documentary Film Festival has announced that Selina Crammond will step into the role of director of programming. She takes over the duties from Dorothy Woodend, who will stay on as senior programming advisor.

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New Union of BC Performers Contract Addresses Sexual Harassment

Members of the Union of BC Performers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new contract which includes measures against sexual harassment, among other revisions.

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Minister Joly Presents Three Main Pillars of Creative Canada

Minister Joly Presents Three Main Pillars of Creative Canada

The priorities include increased funding to the Canada Media Fund, review of the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act, and a five-year, $125 million investment in creative industries.

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CBC/Radio-Canada Seeks New President/CEO and Board Members

Appointment opportunities at CBC/Radio-Canada, including positions on the board of directors and as president/CEO of the corporation, are now open to the public. Deadlines for each position can be found inside.

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Women in Film and Television Vancouver Present 2017 Spotlight Awards

The awards, which recognize local individuals who have made significant contributions to the progress of women in screen-based industries in Canada, were presented on June 20.

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Province of B.C. Announces Funding for Northern FanCon "Creative Corner"

Province of B.C. Announces Funding for Northern FanCon "Creative Corner"

$20,000 in funding was announced today for the "Creative Corner" at Northern FanCon. The Creative Corner will present residents of Northern BC with an opportunity to explore the many careers available within the film industry.

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Vancouver Theatre Icon Joy Coghill Dies at 90

Coghill had an extensive career in theatre, film and television, and was a devoted supporter and vibrant member of BC's performing arts community. A celebration of life will occur February 20 at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.

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Actor and Theatre Director Janet Wright Dies At 71

Wright, a landmark in the Vancouver theatre community, was popularly known for her TV role in CTV's Corner Gas.

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John Wardlow and Joy Coghill to Be Honoured at 5th Annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards Gala

John Wardlow and Joy Coghill will be presented with lifetime achievement awards at the UBCP/ACTRA gala on November 12 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

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