FREE FOR ACTRA ALBERTA MEMBERS November 27 – 1pm – 3pm CLOSED December 11 – 1pm – 3pm CLOSED Please click the link next to the date you would like to register for Workshop Information: One of the most difficult things about this business is staying motivated and playful after so many bumps in the road. Through this engaging online improv workshop, let’s get back to the fun in our work and remembering that failure is normal (and useful). With playful group and individual activities, we’ll find out just how fun it is to trust yourself and take a risk. Plus, it’s virtual, so you can fail from the comfort and safety of your own home. Nikki’s Bio: Nikki Hulowski (Nikki Rae Hallow) is a Canadian actress, comedian, writer, instructor, and voice actor. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta BFA Acting program in 2015. Nikki has been a professional improviser for over 10 years and is a cast member of Rapid Fire Theatre and the renowned Improvised Live Soap Opera, DieNasty. Nikki is a member of the Canadian sketch troupe, Marv n’ Berry, which has found international success, touring throughout North America teaching their craft, and producing and performing for sold-out houses. As an individual, Nikki has toured across North America and Europe performing, instructing, producing and more for theatre, film & television, and her live comedy.
ACTRA Alberta is now accepting applications from FULL ACTRA ALBERTA members for the Gerrick Winston Memorial Scholarship. ACTRA Alberta will award funding, to a maximum of $2,000 per year, to Full Members to enhance their educational and/or professional standards in the industry. Eligible programs are those that assist the member in continuing to develop their career as a professional performer in Alberta or will assist the member to transition into another career within the Alberta Screen Industries. Application deadline is July 8th at 5:00 pm. For more informaton & application form, please visit the SCHOLARSHIP PAGE on the ACTRA Alberta website – available HERE.
CALGARY, AB (March 26, 2021) — Professional performers in Alberta are pleased with the Alberta government’s announcement today to remove the $10-million per project cap on the provincial Film and Television Tax Credit. “This is fantastic news for Alberta performers, our production community and for Alberta’s economy,” said ACTRA Alberta President Blair Young. “Removing the $10-million per project cap ensures that our production incentives will attract medium and big-budget film and television series and make Alberta competitive with other jurisdictions throughout North America. We look forward to more projects coming to Alberta and more opportunities for our local performers to shine.” “We are pleased to see the Alberta government fulfil its promise to support Alberta’s creative industries by continuing to enhance film and television production incentives,” said ACTRA National President David Sparrow. “As Canada’s fourth largest production centre, Alberta’s screen industry is a significant economic driver in the province. This boost will grow Alberta’s industry and benefit the entire Canadian ecosystem.” Alberta’s film, television and digital media industry is a significant economic driver in the province, creating over 5,000 direct and spin-off full-time equivalent jobs and contributing over $200 million to Alberta’s GDP. An environmentally friendly industry, Alberta screen production sector supports rural economic development, promotes tourism, employs thousands of Albertans and brings diversity to Alberta’s economy. The province estimates the tax credit has a significant return on investment, with every $1 in tax credits distributed creating roughly $4 that is reinvested into Alberta’s economy. About ACTRA AlbertaACTRA Alberta represents the interests of over 1,000 members and is one of the nine branches of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national union of 27,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada.