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By CMG  •  Posted on March 10, 2015

The Canadian Media Guild is sickened by the news that 10 people, cast and crew of French reality TV series Dropped, were killed in a helicopter crash yesterday in Argentina. The union is organizing with reality TV workers to improve health … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 5, 2015

Got freelancer questions, problems, advice or information to share? Have tips on gigs or potential collaboration? Looking for some freelancer conversation or camaraderie? Through the ‘Lancer, we can help… each other. CMG Freelance has launched a members-only email list where you can … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 24, 2014

By Dan Speerin “Please Like. Please Subscribe. Please Share. Please Donate. Just… Please”! I am an internet creator and this is my gospel. My postal code may say Toronto, but I’m from the internet. When it comes to the fight … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 20, 2014

Yesterday morning, CBC president Hubert Lacroix, Radio-Canada VP Louis Lalande, Chairman of the Board Rémi Racine and CBC Exec VP Heather Conway took questions from staff in studio 47 here at La Maison in Montreal. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 17, 2014

It was an incredible afternoon Sunday as thousands of Radio-Canada/CBC supporters marched through the streets of Montreal and other cities to demand increased support for their public broadcaster. Rallies were held in Sherbrooke, Matane, Trois-Rivieres, as well as in Moncton, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 10, 2014

In our latest survey of factual TV workers, we got enough data to provide weekly pay ranges for five job categories and daily pay ranges for three: We hope workers can use these pay ranges to help in their negotiations … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 9, 2014

While factual TV employers are coming together to explore production partnerships at the Real Screen conference in London, UK, so too are the sector’s trade unions – including the CMG. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 1, 2014

A second annual survey of people working in Canada’s factual TV production sector reveals a lack of employment security and excessive working hours, confirming the trends identified a year ago. The latest online survey was conducted by the Canadian Media … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 22, 2014

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By CMG  •  Posted on July 15, 2014

Tell us what you are earning in your latest factual TV work so that we can update the pay ranges we put out after the 2013 survey. Please take a few minutes to fill out the 2014 survey and make … Read more »

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