Happy Birthday Equity

sm equityBirthday messages continue to pour in from Equity members around the country, including this one from Kat Stewart – “I felt excited to be included in the club after getting my first job out of drama school some 15 years ago. I’m proud to be part of a union that works so tirelessly to protect and advance members’ interests in an industry where it matters so much.” View the Equity 75th Anniversary website here - http://equity75.org.au/

Voice over rates to rise

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Commercial voice over rates (radio, TV & internet ads) will rise by 6.6%, effective January 1 2015, following consultation with the Communications Council. Equity will consult voice over artists about the structure for internet usage rights and other issues. To get involved contact Martin Cubby (02) 9333 0938/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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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