June 12, 2018, 8:15 - 9:30 AM
Talk shop over coffee with WIFTV members and friends. Whether you are a producer, directors, screenwriters, actors, or someone who wants to know more about the industry, the William F. White Networking Coffee is a great way to meet a variety of different people in the film and television community in Vancouver.
Our guest speakers for this month’s William F White Networking Coffee are joining us from UBCP/ACTRA. Lesley Brady and Ellie Harvie will be letting us know about the opportunities for women, benefits of membership, and their Ultra Low Budget Program.
Host: Deb Sears
No pre-registration is necessary. Everyone is welcome!
Free for WIFTV members - $10.00 for non-member
Coffee and breakfast items available for purchase.
Lesley Brady, Director of Contracts – UBCP/ACTRA
As Director of Contracts at UBCP/ACTRA, Lesley Brady leads all its major negotiations concerning Film, Television, Commercials, Digital Media and Videogames. Her career spans over two decades, during which time she has amassed a wealth of experience in contract administration, labour relations and collective bargaining.
Lesley’s primary focus is on Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining – always striving to improve terms and conditions for performers and increasing work opportunities for the union’s Members. Lesley has been involved locally and nationally in negotiating collective agreements for all sectors of the union. Recently, Lesley negotiated the British Columbia Master Production Agreement (BCMPA). The new agreement includes a nine percent (9%) wage increase over the next three (3) years, and precedent-setting increased protections for performers regarding sexual harassment, including provisions that prohibit auditions or meetings in private hotels or residences where the performer is alone with a representative of production. The new sexual harassment language represents the most up-to-date provisions negotiated into any performer collective agreement.
Lesley has also championed the implementation of the Ultra-Low Budget Programs. These programs were designed to facilitate collaboration and artistic development supporting performers and producers at all budget levels.