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ACTRA Toronto COVID-19 Update - Shared screen with speaker view
Maria del Mar
26:08
Thank you !!
Chris Handfield
30:46
Thank you for this.
Janice Edwards
37:34
Thanks for this opportunity to meet. Any chance of deferring our dues to much later in the year or even forgiving them completely this one time?
Ucal Shillingford
40:20
Asked a question regarding extremely late commercial payments in the Q&A. not being impatient, just don't want to get missed lol
Laura Vandervoort
41:33
cannot see the link you said an attendee sent
Guifre Bantjes-Rafols
41:44
… I think Samy may have just sent the link to panelists only
Mikaela Dyke
41:45
I do not see that link just mentioned - maybe it's in the only panelists chat?
James Karrel
41:55
I can't see the link
Samy Osman
41:59
Here it is again: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-individuals.html#new_canada_emergency_response_benefit
Mikaela Dyke
42:04
Thank you
Guifre Bantjes-Rafols
42:08
Thanks Friend ;)
RICHARD YOUNG
42:12
Thanks Samy!
Samy Osman
42:16
Yes, sorry was sent to panelists only.
Adam Kennedy
42:24
Very good Thank You
Jonathan D. Whittaker
42:51
I believe you have to apply through my cra account.
Jack Newman
43:18
Very good to know about this aid from the Federal Government. Will help a lot.
Farid Yazdani
43:52
just be aware the timeline might be longer for EI. The ROEs will take time to get through digitally
Adam Kennedy
44:11
I'm sorry did you say it'll be available the 5th or the 6th?
Shannon Tosic-McNally
44:28
The 6th
Adam Kennedy
44:36
Thank You
Guifre Bantjes-Rafols
44:45
Or even EI i believe
Guifre Bantjes-Rafols
44:53
For that $5000
ACTRA Toronto
46:31
Please ask questions in the Q&A, not the chat window. Thank you
Ucal Shillingford
47:27
Are all questions going to be addressed? Especially ones that were emailed in prior to today?
RICHARD YOUNG
48:16
https://afchelps.ca/
Jack Newman
48:33
Cheers to David hope and the AFC.
Jack Newman
48:44
Hope.
ACTRA Toronto
49:07
We will not be able to answer everyone's questions during this period, but we will attempt to address all questions on our FAQ page.
Shannon Tosic-McNally
49:31
David: do you need volunteers to help process any of that information? Can I volunteer time/ support you at all?
Barry Cook
51:01
Official Canada document doesn’t make it clear that ‘between engagement’ artists will qualify. But recent CUPE Q&A references self-employed and the $5000 in past 12 months. If you are already on EI, you can apply for this Benefit after EI runs out (if by October). I’m on EI right now, will run out before then and waiting on whether a offer can be honoured in a contract starting in June.
RICHARD YOUNG
51:11
Hi Shannon! What a lovely offer. I think you should ask that question on the Q&A section, since I’m not sure David can see your post in the chat section.
James Karrel
53:43
I'm willing to volunteer to help Actra anyway that is needed
Farid Yazdani
54:51
my questions aren’t going through for some reason in the Q&A
Farid Yazdani
54:57
You, 12:37 PM For those who have 2 jobs an actor AND paying into EI. Is it possible to apply for both insurances or would one by more ideal than the other? More of a government question, but just curious as to if there are any insights.
Victoria Murdoch
56:31
I just copied your question to the Q&A Farid!
Dan Fox
56:37
Great question Farid. I’m in the same boat.
David Gale
57:20
Thanks all, I have posted that question to Q & A as well.
Farid Yazdani
57:47
Barry cooks answer is interesting
Farid Yazdani
57:50
Official Canada document doesn’t make it clear that ‘between engagement’ artists will qualify. But recent CUPE Q&A references self-employed and the $5000 in past 12 months. If you are already on EI, you can apply for this Benefit after EI runs out (if by October). I’m on EI right now, will run out before then and waiting on whether a offer can be honoured in a contract starting in June.
Barry Cook
58:03
Farid - as I understand it, if you are on EI right now, you stay on EI until it runs out, then you may try and apply for this new Benefit (if by October). If you applied for EI very recently for Ei (before Benefit announced) I understand it may transfer directly over to the new thing. No sign of been able to do both at same time.
Jack Newman
58:57
Credit Union is merging with another institution.
Jack Newman
01:00:44
Hear, hear. Our Postman is great.
Jonathan D. Whittaker
01:00:56
Regarding Mortgage: 6mo. deferment may be principle only not interest. Talk to your Bank or CU to clarify.
Jack Newman
01:02:28
Thank you for the update on deadline for account upgrades. is that the case that we have till April 15th to upgrade our account.
Michael Spencer-Davis
01:02:47
Write your bank. I wrote the president of Scotiabank admonishing them for still charging interest on those deferred mortgage payments. They phoned me. More people write and they will listen.
Jack Newman
01:03:14
lol
David Gale
01:05:25
Thanks for the tip Michael!
Ucal Shillingford
01:05:40
lol. Fellow actors need to focus some of your attention on the fact that large companies who use our services for commercials are only getting hit with a 6$/day late fee for delaying our residual payments. Delays past the 21 business day tiem periodwhat's 6$ going to do to companies woth billions/millions
Jack Newman
01:06:44
Great confidence in all our leaders. Dedicated and capable. Thank you.
Jason Bryden
01:07:26
MSD: do you have the Scotiabank pres’s email ?
David Gale
01:07:38
You’re an elected leader as well Jack. Thank YOU!
Barry Cook
01:07:49
CUPE reference I noted above - https://cupe.ca/canada-emergency-response-benefit-qa
Tee Schneider
01:08:14
mail.president@scotiabank.com
Michael Spencer-Davis
01:08:18
mail.president@scotiabank.com
Jack Newman
01:08:18
Thanks David.
Jason Bryden
01:08:20
Thanks so much.
Tee Schneider
01:08:55
English: 1-877-700-0043 (in Toronto 416-933-1700) French: 1-877-700-0044 (in Toronto 416-933-1780)
Shawn Doyle
01:10:45
So very encouraging that the general fund is down about half of what the larger market is.
Samy Osman
01:10:51
You only lose on investments if you sell at a loss. No point on stressing on this if you weren't planning on selling anytime soon. If you were planning on selling, then yes stress away. Although remember, relief is coming ($2000 a month) starting early April.
David Gale
01:12:27
Thanks Samy!
ACTRA Toronto
01:12:46
Great point Samy!
Steffi DiDomenicantonio
01:13:08
This is so helpful!! THANK YOU for doing this. Also, LOVING Theresa’s background.
Jack Newman
01:14:51
Great short story by Bruce Jay Friedman about a man whose temperature was related to the stock market activity, called Black Angels. Dark and funny.
Karen Lee
01:15:33
when will AFBS implement a procedure for health claims to be submitted electronically, instead of hard paper copies and mailing it to the office. lots of time is lost in this process. personally, the office had actually lost my hard copy submission.
RICHARD YOUNG
01:17:02
Hi Karen: You should ask this question on the Q&A section if you haven’t already.
Karen Lee
01:17:17
oops
Andrea Gallo
01:17:44
I just copy pasted from Karen Lee
Jack Newman
01:17:55
Bob is such an experienced and knowledgeable manager. Kudos.
Andrea Gallo
01:17:59
and posted it on Q&A, let's see if they read it.
Karen Lee
01:18:08
Thanks Andrea!
Jason Bryden
01:19:04
Amen to AFBS joining the 21st century re. online claims!
Jack Newman
01:20:49
CAMH has a great website on anxiety in this age.
Jack Newman
01:21:57
Yes. For sure.
Shannon Tosic-McNally
01:22:06
HARD YES! SHOUT OUT TO STAFF! Super happy to be an ACTRA member in these times
RICHARD YOUNG
01:22:22
Online ACTRA Toronto courses, which include the Financial Literacy (Money Management) courses, which is free for all ACTRA Toronto members in good standing (AABP, Apprentice, Full): http://www.actratorontoeducation.com/
Victoria Murdoch
01:22:47
Thanks for that Richard!
RICHARD YOUNG
01:23:00
Also includes the AFBS orientation, which is useful for Full members who are now AFBS members.
Jack Newman
01:23:03
Wonderful attentive, caring panel
ACTRA Toronto
01:23:07
https://actra.lifeworks.com/feed
David Gale
01:23:46
http://www.actratorontoperformers.com
Samy Osman
01:23:52
RE: Mental Health. Over the last few months I've been mediating regularly. I live alone and human contact has gone down to almost nothing during the last couple weeks. I'm used to seeing/hugging people several times a week, if nothing else, during acting classes. I've noticed that meditating has helped immensely. I feel it especially during/after a session and maintaining a daily practice has been amazing for me.
Jack Newman
01:24:41
Amanda. I don't speak sign language, but thank you for your helpful work.
Saad
01:25:15
Amanda, thanks for your sign language for this session. haha second Jack’s msg
Janine Theriault
01:25:17
I'm a bit of a luddite, so I may have done something wrong, but I don't think my question in Q&A has been seen...
E Brown
01:25:46
yes, Amanda is killin' it!!
Jack Newman
01:25:54
Thank you all. My family calls. Be well. Spring will be a little late this year, but it will come.
David Gale
01:26:13
Great advice Samy. There are many apps that assist with meditation if one is a novice. Virtual hug to you.
Victoria Murdoch
01:26:22
Janine, unless the question is answered, you won’t see it in the Q&A feed. Hope that helps!
Nadine Roden
01:26:26
Amanda signing is making me want to learn as a skill
Mikaela Dyke
01:26:33
Kudos for the work ACTRA has done on the Emergency response benefit.
JOy Tanner
01:27:10
Nadine, you now have the time!
Mikaela Dyke
01:27:38
I would still like an answer to my question about ACTRA being paid for self-tapes if the new normal for the next year will be that we are required in home studios to be considered for auditions.
Nadine Roden
01:27:47
Yes David preach!!!!
Victoria Murdoch
01:28:12
Great question Mikaela, did you post this to the Q&A already?
Mikaela Dyke
01:28:32
I did, but I feel like it was just skirted by David's response just now.
Cass Enright
01:31:24
The COVID-19 page links on ACTRA Toronto, ACTRA National, The AFC and AFBS that have been discussed are posted to ACTRA Toronto’s Twitter & Facebook feeds.
Ucal Shillingford
01:31:48
experienced the same. going to just have to call in and get my answer directly. seems some questions too hot for the GroupChat lol
JOy Tanner
01:32:07
Mikaela, I think you should be able to write off home studio material (camera, lights etc) when you file your taxes. But I think the main subject matter here is in regards to dealing with the immediate Covid 19 issues. This may be a question for a later date.
Mikaela Dyke
01:33:17
I see people here talking about the future of their investments and mortgages - as a young performer without that kind of savings, I think it's perfectly reasonable to expect an answer about the future of my ability to pay rent.
Angelica Lisk-Hann
01:33:35
Agreed 100% David Sparrow. If you work, and you pay tax you should be respected.
Dan Fox
01:34:53
I had a pretty important question in the Q and A about a last resort April RRSP withdrawal for those in dire need right now for funds. It hasn’t been answered yet.
Mikaela Dyke
01:35:05
I want to be clear that I'm very thankful for the work the union has already done, and they should absolutely be lauded for the work they've done, but in the face of a changing industry I would hope we can talk about the future. Thank you for addressing this directly.
Angelica Lisk-Hann
01:35:09
I worded that incorrectly, you should be respected regardless. You should be assisted when you need it :)
Mikaela Dyke
01:35:51
Thank you very much for your answers here.
JOy Tanner
01:36:00
All good Mikaela! We are all trying to keep afloat!
David Gale
01:36:11
Dan, what was the question?
Nadine Roden
01:36:16
Yeessssss Amanda !!!!!!!
Dan Fox
01:37:05
The gov’t mentioned lowering the withdrawl rate by %25 from RRSP’s… Does this apply to an April withdrawl? And, what is the amount of the fee being waved by AFBS Bob spoke of?
RICHARD YOUNG
01:37:49
New text in the IPA:
RICHARD YOUNG
01:37:51
Audition Recall When a Performer is required to attend a third (3rd) Audition at which someone with a significant role in the selection of cast for the Production is not present, or a subsequent Audition, the Producer shall compensate the Performer for expenses incurred by paying an amount not less than $82.50/ $85.00/ $87.50 for each hour or part thereof. When self tapes are required by the Producer, the self tape is considered a first audition or audition recall for the purposes of this Article.
RICHARD YOUNG
01:37:57
https://agreements.actraonline.ca/w/actra/DOC21#!fragment/zoupio-_Tocpdf_bk_222/BQCwhgziBcwMYgK4DsDWszIQewE4BUBTADwBdoAvbRABwEtsBaAfX2zhoBMAzZgI1TMATCICUAGmTZShCAEVEhXAE9oAcjXiIhMLgQKlqjVp16QAZTykAQqoBKAUQAyDgGoBBAHIBhB+NJgfNCk7KKiQA
RICHARD YOUNG
01:38:54
The new language is that, when the producer requests a self-tape, the self-tape is considered to be one of the auditions in this “count” to get to recall fees.
JOy Tanner
01:39:07
Thanks Richard!
Paul de la Rosa
01:40:17
Please forgive me here. Is this a multi screen session, or are we just viewing the panelists?
JOy Tanner
01:40:50
Paul, just viewing the panelists. You can stay in you pj.’s!
Angelica Lisk-Hann
01:41:24
Paul did you not comb your hair today?
Paul de la Rosa
01:42:21
Thanks all. Just miss seeing all your lovely faces
Angelica Lisk-Hann
01:42:53
Have to run thank-you ALL for holding this Webinar and for all of the information we can share. Stay safe & Healthy Angelica xo
Dan Fox
01:45:23
Love you Paul
David Gale
01:45:33
We’re having an AYA Zoom meeting tomorrow morning.
David Gale
01:45:50
Hugs Paul!
Dan Fox
01:45:52
You too David :)
David Gale
01:46:08
: )
Dan Fox
01:46:11
Thank you everyone for taking the time to organize this and keep us all informed!!
Paul de la Rosa
01:46:54
Xo Dan
Paul de la Rosa
01:46:59
Hugs David!
JOy Tanner
01:47:15
Thank you EVERYONE! Great information and support! Stay healthy!
Bart Rochon
01:47:22
Great information. HUGE Thank you! Stay safe and healthy everyone!
David Gale
01:47:24
Thanks for participating.
Aidan Devine
01:47:38
Thanks everyone for all the info. Stay strong and healthy.
Nadine Roden
01:47:51
This was great!!! Thanks so much
Tee Schneider
01:48:13
Nice e-seeing you all. Stay well everyone. Heading back to my new gig as a grade 3 teacher. xx
Victoria Murdoch
01:48:17
Thanks everyone!! Love and health to you al!!
Lisa Michelle Cornelius
01:48:21
Thank you so very much for this steady leadership!
Janine Theriault
01:48:23
thank you to everyone here, and especially to those putting together the (seemingly) daily emails to members - makes you feel taken care of <3
Seana McKenna
01:48:56
Thank you all so much! Great work,Stay well xo
Saad
01:49:11
Thank you for organizing this Actra & panel and providing the information and thanks to all the members who joined in & asked very important questions that matter to many.
David Gale
01:49:18
Thanks Seana!
Louisa Zhu
01:49:47
Thank you so much everyone for your work and care. I always feel so supported by our leaders in this community.
David Gale
01:50:02
Thank you Tova!!
Mirta Dopsa
01:50:12
I am sooooo PROUD to be part of this wonderful industry and community...lets take care of each other and reach out no mater how that looks. Every bit helps....xo
Paul de la Rosa
01:50:20
Thanks to everyone here for your work and care.
Paula K
01:51:10
Stay healthy and happy everyone!
Judy Thrush
01:51:18
Thanks for all the hard work and for this conference.
James Karrel
01:51:35
thank you Tova
ACTRA Toronto
01:52:09
https://www.actratoronto.com/covid-19-response-faq/
Mikaela Dyke
01:52:19
Thank you to everyone for your work and for hosting this session. Extremely valuable updates!
Samy Osman
01:52:29
Thank you everyone, all the best to you all!
Shannon Tosic-McNally
01:52:31
Thank you everyone!
Guifre Bantjes-Rafols
01:52:32
Thank you!
Janice Edwards
01:52:37
Thanks!!!
Maria del Mar
01:52:44
Hang in there everyone, we can do this!! Thank you to everyone!!
Jocelyne Zucco
01:52:45
Be well...be safe...stay healthy everyone!
Alastair Love
01:52:48
👍👍👍
Malcolm Taylor
01:52:54
Thank you all for this!! Very reassuring!
David Gale
01:52:55
Thank you Bob, Dave, David, Ferne, Amanda and Alister.
Adam Nicholson
01:53:17
thank you everyone
Janice Edwards
01:53:19
The Show MUST Go On!!!! and it will when all this madness ends!!!