ACTRA Toronto vows to do more to protect members in a postWeinstein

first_imgFlooded with calls after recent reporting on sexual harassment allegations against industry titans Harvey Weinstein and James Toback, the Toronto chapter of the union that represents English language actors in Canada is resolving to do more to protect its members against predators. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Tova said the calls “don’t stop,” naming everyone from Weinstein and Toback to “a myriad of other names in very, very surprising spaces.” “They’re preying on young 19-year-olds, 20-year-olds who don’t have careers yet, they’re not preying on Meryl Streep,” she added.The ACTRA Toronto, which represents more than 15,000 Canadian performers, has hired a special advisor to review their own policies, practices and training on harassment. If someone has a complaint against a fellow member they can file a grievance, but it gets trickier when the complaint is against someone outside of that union, like a director or producer.READ MORE Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: “No matter what we’ve been doing, and we’ve been doing a lot of really good things in this area, for a number of years, it’s not good enough,” Theresa Tova, president of Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) Toronto told Metro. Reporting on Harvey Weinstein has brought sexual assault and sexual harassment to the forefront. CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP, FILE) Twitterlast_img

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