Equity turns 75!

sm equityWe will be marking the milestone with special events in each state and a two-day conference in Sydney.

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Nominations now open for Equity Lifetime Achievement Award

sm equityThis unique award was launched in 2009 to honour the achievements of a leading Australian performer who has had a distinguished career and been an inspiration to other Australian performers. To submit your nomination please visit: http://meaa.io/1rMCfc3

Actors fight piracy in the capital

sm equityAustralian actors have gathered in Canberra to press home concerns about the devastating impact piracy is having on the Australian film and TV industry.

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Australian actors respond to budget

sm equityActors Equity is relieved that the most extreme recommendations of the audit commission report – notably the proposal to halve Screen Australia’s funding and merge it with the Australia Council – have not been picked up in the federal government’s budget. “However it still seems that the arts has taken more than its fair share of pain,” said Equity director Sue McCreadie.  

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Equity secures proper pay for dancers

sm equityEquity has got agreement from producers of the Kylie Minogue clip and Logies performance to pay all dancers the full and correct wages.

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Discussions about dancers’ rates continue

sm equityEquity is in discussions about the appropriate minimum payment for dancers working with Kylie Minogue. Equity met with the production lawyers yesterday and they have agreed to pay the correct legal rates.

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