ACTRA demonstration challenges broadcasters to put more Canada on TV!
TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - ACTRA members will demonstrate outside the
Canadian Association of Broadcasters' (CAB) annual convention in Ottawa,
demanding broadcasters put more Canadian dramatic programming on primetime
television. Canada's private broadcasters are failing in their obligation to
Canadians by feeding viewers a steady diet of U.S. shows. Our culture is at
What: Demonstration to protest Canada's private broadcasters' failure
to program and air Canadian dramatic television in primetime.
Photo Op: Canada's leading performers, Eric Peterson, Julie Stewart, and
Trailer Park Boys - Robb Wells, and John Paul Tremblay, ACTRA
National President, Richard Hardacre and ACTRA Toronto
President, Karl Pruner, along with hundreds of ACTRA members.
When: Monday, November 5, 2007 - 1:45 p.m.
Where: Across the street from the CAB Convention at the Westin Hotel
Ottawa -- 11 Colonel By Drive
ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is a
national organization of professional performers working in the
English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of
more than 21,000 members across Canada - the foundation of Canada's highly
acclaimed professional performing community.
For further information:
For further information: Susan Ponting, ACTRA National Public Relations,
(416) 644-1519 or (416) 897-7028.