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Margaret Thompson

Senior Business Rep, CAEA – Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Two years ago, Margaret Thompson brought her deep connections in the arts and theatre sectors and her partnership building skills to Equity with the goal of championing Artists on a National Level. Her work on the negotiation of the current Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA), COVID-19 Addendum, Stratford Festival Addendum and her leadership of the Equity Theatre Business Representatives’ team through the myriad of unique production arrangements required during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel this goal.

Margaret has been a professional negotiator and arts manager for over 15 years whose international experiences include supporting artists as a casting director, film and theatre producer and music festival manager. Margaret holds an MA in Performance Studies from the Central School of Speech & Drama (London, UK) and continuing education certificates in Entertainment Law through Osgoode Hall Law School. In addition, Margaret worked in the unique position of heading the Creatives Department for a prominent North American talent agency and representing an exceptional roster of live theatre Directors, Choreographers, Fight Directors, Musical Directors and Designers before joining Equity.

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