Check out this interview with ACTRA National’s 2016 Woman of the Year, Catherine Joell MacKinnon, interviewed on CBC news about what the Oscar win for the film CODA means to her and the Deaf community.
Opinions and perspectives about the issues affecting ACTRA Toronto members and our screen-based industry.
Diversity is being used as a scapegoat for capitalism, and it’s time to talk about it
On April 6, 2022, Playback published an opinion piece by Jenn Paul, ACTRA National’s Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.
This is the text of that piece.
Is This Harassment?
Differentiating between conflict or unpleasant interactions at work from something more serious, like bullying and harassment, can be difficult. However, it is important to be able to make these distinctions so you can make informed decisions about if or when to report an issue.
When you hear the word ‘mindfulness,’ does it sound odd, flaky, or pretentious? It’s certainly a word that is bandied around quite a bit these days, but what does it actually mean?
Surviving the Industry
ACTRA Toronto members bravely share their experiences dealing with eating disorders and how they have developed the emotional tools to prepare for reliably triggering situations while working in the industry.