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IATSE Local 667 Marks 30th Anniversary with $15,000 Contribution to The Actors’ Fund of Canada

TORONTO - IATSE Local 667made a $15,000 contribution to the Actors’ Fund of Canada in commemoration of its 30th anniversary.  The local, which represents cinematographers, camera personnel and publicists across Eastern Canada had been looking for a way to mark this occasion and decided on a contribution equal to $500 for each year of its existence.

The Actors’ Fund of Canada is the lifetime for Canada’s entertainment industry. Performers and others who work behind the scenes in film and television, theatre, music and dance can apply for emergency financial aid from the Fund. Through its Film and Television Relief Program, the Fund helps hundreds of film & television industry workers recover from illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship each year.

Commenting on the local’s support for the Fund, President Ciaran Copelin said, “When deciding on an organization to make a contribution to, the Actors’ Fund was an obvious choice.  Since even before Local 667’s formation 30 years ago, the Fund has been doing an excellent job of supporting members of the entertainment community at a critical moment in their lives.  We are happy to mark this anniversary year by supporting an organization that will continue to help members of the film and television industry in the future.”