Freelance contracts a hot topic at Level Up conference in Toronto

It’s frustrating to give up lucrative assignments, but are indemnification clauses worth the risks they pose to your assets?

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelancers Unite to Battle Low Pay and Bad Contracts

  Toronto – Members of five of Canada’s largest freelancer associations have banded together to fight against stagnant pay rates and contracts that demand the right to reuse their work for no further pay. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) Freelance Branch, the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), Travel Media […]

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 7:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Level Up conference registration deadline extended to September 18

The deadline to register for Level Up: The Conference has been extended until end of day Tuesday, September 18. The conference will feature professional development sessions and networking opportunities in Toronto from September 20 to 22. Speakers include:  David Hayes: David is an award-winning journalist and author. In addition to having written three nonfiction books of his […]

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Freelancers: “Level up” at the PWAC & CMG Freelance conference in Toronto September 20-23

Freelance writers, mark your calendars for the Professional Writers Association of Canada’s “Level Up: The Conference,” scheduled for September 20 to 23 in Toronto. For the first time, PWAC’s annual conference is being co-presented by CMG Freelance. The schedule of events is packed full of useful professional development and networking opportunities. The theme of this year’s conference is “Freelancers Level […]

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 11:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,

Coalition lobbying for insurance subsidy for freelancers

The Canadian Media Guild has joined with a coalition of artists’ associations to lobby the federal government for funding for a program that would offer self-employed arts and cultural workers a subsidy on extended health insurance. Staff rep Keith Maskell told Story Board this week that the Canadian Media Guild is proud to be a member of the […]

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Are publishers delaying the magazines best practices guide?

With the recent uproar over freelance contracts, the time seems ripe for change in the Canadian magazine industry. Last year Story Board reported on the long-awaited best practices guide for the magazine industry, a set of guidelines that could help establish professional standards for magazine freelancers, editors and publishers. The document has been in the […]

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 9:05 am by story board · 5 Comments · Tagged with: , , , , , , ,