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Media Availability: Canadian Film and Television Performers Meet With MPS on the Hill

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2016) - Canadian performers are heading to Ottawa for meetings with members of Parliament on February 24 and 25.

Dates: February 24 - 25, 2016
Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Agenda: On Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25 ACTRA members will address the future of Canada's recorded media industry as a growing key cultural and economic driver, and call for more Canada on our screens.
Evening reception: Wednesday, February 24 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm, ACTRA is hosting a reception for MPs and Senators on Parliament Hill, Room 362, East Block.
In Attendance: Canadian award-winning actor Sarah Gadon (Map to the Stars, Cosmopolis, 11/22/63) is the recipient of the 2016 ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence.
Led by National President Ferne Downey and National Executive Director Stephen Waddell, ACTRA members will include: Benz Antoine (19-2 (both English and French productions), Rookie Blue); Nigel Bennett (Murdoch Mysteries, Rookie Blue); Ellen David (Brooklyn, This Life); Art Hindle (Paradise Falls, No Deposit); Shannon Kook (Degrassi: the Next Generation, 19-2); Tristan D. Lalla (Assassin's Creed, Far Cry 2); Huse Madhavji (Saving Hope, Call Me Fitz); Michelle Nolden (Saving Hope, Republic of Doyle); Rick Roberts (This Life, Republic of Doyle); and more!

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 22,000 members across the country - the foundation of Canada's highly acclaimed professional performing community.

To book an interview or photo-op, please contact:
Carol Taverner, ACTRA
416.644.1519
ctaverner@actra.ca
Jennifer McGibbon, ACTRA
416.992.2723
jmcgibbon@actra.ca