New TV Code, Actra Nominees, Low Loonie Upside, and Vancouver Honours

(Via CNW) The CRTC has come up with a mandatory Code for television service providers that requires them, among other things, to let consumers know what they’re signing up for in an easily understandable way. One aspect of this is that disabled customers will get a 30-day trial period to see if their TV service meets their needs. The Code takes effect September 1st, 2017. It came about after the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV discussions.

Nominees for the 14th Annual ACTRA Awards have been announced, and Broadcaster has the full list. The awards will take place at The Carlu in Toronto on February 20th, with comic Martha Chaves hosting. Sarah Gadon will receive the 2016 ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence for “an exceptional body of work and a commitment to advocacy on behalf of all performers.”

The low Canadian dollar is bad news for some of us here, good news for the BC film industry, which is busy and only going to get busier, CBC News reports. Extras have work booked up weeks in advance, for a change . . .

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle gave top honours to Room (best Canadian film), Sleeping Giant (best first film) and nine-year-oldĀ  Jacob Tremblay (best actor, in Room), says a CP report via 610CKT, filling us in on last night’s gala.

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