Ash Catherwood

Union vs. Non-Union. ACTRA, or not…
I’m here to set the record straight. After more than a decade acting in Toronto’s film biz, I’ve gained a helluva lotta hindsight.

Have you heard of me? Probably not, and that’s a problem for an actor.

I had the opportunity to go union almost 9 years ago now, and I turned it down based on advice from my then agent, a few casting directors, and the word on the street. It set me back years in my career. Luckily, I had another opportunity to join a couple years back, and I took it.

To all you actors out there, join the union. Do it now.

If you’re a student and are about to graduate from a theatre school, call up ACTRA or EQUITY, and take advantage of the credit they are offering you. If you are established to some degree, do what you…

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