ACTRA Toronto Set Etiquette and Call Sheets

Designed for new ACTRA Toronto members (AABP, Apprentice or Full), in this mandatory course you’ll learn how a typical day on set operates, how Ontario sets fit into the wider industry, and what type of professional behaviour is expected from you. As well, this course covers the Call Sheet in detail. There are 8 modules. The entire course will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

What will this course cover?
-Professionalism Makes You Hireable
-Who’s Who on Set
-Typical Day On Set: A Timeline
-Reading the Call Sheet to Make you a Better Performer
-Common Set Terminology
-Professional Behaviour and Protecting Yourself

ACTRA Toronto Money Matters for Performers 201

Money Matters for Performers 201 is the second of ACTRA Toronto’s e-learning courses to help performers develop financial literacy and financial planning skills, primarily focusing on the concepts of:
-Performers as Independent Contractors, and how that status effects expenses and taxes, and
-Banking and Managing Credit

The entire course will take approximately 2 hours to complete. it is highly recommended that you complete the Money Matters 101 course before this 201 course.

What will this course cover?
-Performers as Independent Contractors (for tax purposes)
-Claiming Performer Expenses
-Filing Your Taxes
-Banks, Credit Unions and Their Services
-The Cost of Credit
-Estate Planning and The AFC

ACTRA Toronto Money Matters for Performers 101

Money Matters for Performers 101 is the first of ACTRA Toronto’s e-learning courses to help performers develop financial literacy and financial planning skills, primarily focusing on the concepts of:
-Financial Literacy, as well as
-Managing Your Money (reducing your debts, saving, budgets, cash flow)

The entire course will take approximately 75 minutes to complete.

What will this course cover?
-Financial Literacy
-Getting Started With Your Money
-The “Not So Scary” Budget and Saving
-Ten Steps to Reducing Debt

ACTRA Toronto Full Member AFBS Orientation (Health Plan & Retirement Savings)

Designed for ACTRA Toronto new Full Members, this course will cover the basics of the Actra Fraternal Benefits Society (AFBS) so you can take full advantage of your AFBS health and retirement savings plans.

There are 6 modules. The entire course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

What will this course cover?
-AFBS 101
-Members' Insurance Program
-Savings & Investments
-Fraternal Benefits
-Get Connected with AFBS Online

ACTRA Toronto Full Member IPA Refresh (Film/TV/Digital Media)

Designed for ACTRA Toronto Full Members, this course will cover the basics of working under the Independent Production Agreement (IPA), which covers a majority of Film, Television and Digital Media productions shot by ACTRA Toronto members.

There are 5 modules. The entire course takes approximately 1.25 hours to complete.

What will this course cover?
-IPA Basics
-IPA Forms
-IPA Performer Pay Stub

ACTRA Toronto AABP Orientation

Designed for ACTRA Toronto ACTRA Additional Background Performer (AABP) Members, this course will not only introduce you to what ACTRA and ACTRA Toronto are and what they can do for you, but to also teach you about your rights and responsibilities as an AABP Member. There are 10 modules. The entire course will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

What will this course cover?
-ACTRA and ACTRA Toronto 101
-ACTRA and You
-ACTRA Apprentices and Full Members
-Working on Set
-IPA Basics
-IPA Forms
-IPA Paystubs
-NCA Basics
-NCA Commercial Engagement Contract
-NCA Paystubs
-Get Involved: Build a Career, Build Your Union
-Casting Tools, Education and More

ACTRA Toronto Full Member NCA Refresh (Commercials)

Designed for ACTRA Toronto Full Members, this course will cover the basics of working under the National Commercial Agreement (NCA), which covers a majority of commercials shot by ACTRA members.

There are 5 modules. The entire course takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

What will this course cover?
-NCA Basics
-NCA Commercial Engagement Contract
-NCA Paystubs

Money Management Basics for Performers (Old)

Money Management Basics for Performers is ACTRA Toronto’s e-learning course to help performers develop financial literacy and financial planning skills. There are 16 modules. The entire course will take approximately XX hours to complete.

What will this course cover?
-Financial Literacy
-Financial Planning
-Performers as Independent Contractors (for tax purposes)
-Expenses for Performers
-IPA Basics
-IPA Forms
-IPA Performer Pay Stub
-NCA Basics
-NCA Commercial Engagement Contract
-NCA Performer Pay Stub
-Contributions and Deductions
-Filing Your Taxes
-Banks, Credit Unions and Their Services
-The Cost of Credit

ACTRA Toronto Apprentice Member Orientation

Designed for ACTRA Toronto Apprentice Members, this course will not only introduce you to what ACTRA and ACTRA Toronto are and what they can do for you, but to also teach you about your rights and responsibilities as an ACTRA Apprentice Member. There are 14 modules. The entire course will take approximately 5 hours to complete.

What will this course cover?
-ACTRA and ACTRA Toronto 101
-ACTRA and You
-ACTRA Apprentices and Full Members
-Working on Set
-IPA Basics
-IPA Forms
-IPA Paystubs
-NCA Basics
-NCA Commercial Engagement Contract
-NCA Paystubs
-Get Involved: Build a Career, Build Your Union
-Casting Tools, Education and More