At this year's AGM/Town Hall, in order to create a productive conversation, we would like to have some feedback on how these changes have been working for you, and what more we can do to build on these changes.
We have adjusted our definition of “Professional”, changed our fee structure, as well as our board and jury recruitment practices (positions are now advertised and applied for, instead of recruited based on pre-existing personal and professional connections).
Companies no longer are required to pre-purchase tickets to the awards show in order to become members. This means that there is no up front fee associated with joining, and also means that companies will not automatically receive tickets to the awards show.
Registering a production automatically makes a company a member for that year.
1. At least 60% of all artists must be receiving a weekly wage of at least $350 for each week they are working on the production. Producers engaging under contracts other than the CTA or ITA must submit a full artist list indicating which artists are receiving the minimum weekly wage. Only the artists receiving the minimum weekly wage will be eligible for Jessies consideration.
2. All artists must be receiving a share of net box office profits in a production where 60% of the following roles are filled by full members of CAEA/ACTRA/UdA:• Actors• Directors• Stage Managers• Assistant Stage Managers• Choreographers• Fight DirectorsProducers must submit a full artist list indicating which artists are full members of CAEA/ACTRA/UdA. In productions meeting this criteria, all artists are eligible for Jessies consideration.
Productions working under a different model or form of contract may contact the JRC to request consideration.
This reflected an overall reduction in fees for most companies, as well as our need to maintain revenue to produce the awards.