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CMG members vote 80% in favour of ratifying new deal with CBC


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CBC workers who are represented by CWA Canada through its largest Local, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), have voted 80 per cent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement with the public broadcaster. The five-year deal contains wage increases [Read the full article…]

Freelancer-related highlights of the CMG’s tentative agreement with CBC


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The Canadian Media Guild’s bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with the CBC earlier this month. Highlights of the tentative agreement as it relates to freelancers are as follows: The proposed agreement will provide more clarity to distinguish between the [Read the full article…]

Public Lending Right Program’s 2019 registration period now open


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If you’re a Canadian author, illustrator or photographer with one or more published books, it’s time to register for the Public Lending Right Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts initiative that sends payments every year to [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 12-19


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Bail out journalists, not their bosses [J-Source] Workers at [Read the full article…]

Audio rate card survey aims to empower freelance producers


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If you do freelance audio production work, you’re invited to contribute to the creation of a rate card for Canadian audio producers. Freelance producers Michelle Macklem, Aliya Pabani, Jess Shane, and Kalli Anderson are running a survey of freelance audio [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 5-11


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Stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus.

Next CBC Doc Makers deadline March 5


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Audio freelancers, the next deadline for CBC Radio’s Doc Makers mentorship program is March 5.  There are three programs accepting applications: the Doc Mentorship Program, the Current’s Advanced Doc Maker Program and the Emerging Indigenous Doc Maker Program. CBC employees, temps, and experienced [Read the full article…]

Finding Better Clients Through Positioning


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by Robyn Roste Last year was a good freelance year for me, but by the fourth quarter I was feeling spread thin. In theory I knew what I needed—fewer, higher paying clients—but I was tired of guessing and muddling my [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance resolution for 2019


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CMG Freelance president Don Genova has some advice for you now that we’re into 2019…

IATSE joins forces with CWA Canada in fight for better working conditions for factual / reality TV workers


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TORONTO (Jan. 29, 2019) – Two of Canada’s top media and entertainment unions announced an innovative partnership today to improve working conditions and organize workers in factual/reality television. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), North America’s largest entertainment [Read the full article…]