Equity industrial updates

Current workplace updates for campaigns, bargaining and other industrial issues

Monday May 2016, 2016

Update on Joan Gibson Management

MEAA understands that the theatrical agency Joan Gibson Management (Tracey Gorman trading as Joan Gibson Management) may no longer be operating.

The business premises at 81 Murrieverie Road, North Bondi, have been vacated. The agency website and Facebook page are no longer operating and the agency is not returning phone calls.

Members and non-member clients of the agency have contacted MEAA to advise they are owed fees from the agency.

MEAA recommends that any member currently represented by Joan Gibson Management notify all producers to advise them to forward all monies to the member directly. If your residuals are paid to Joan Gibson Management, contact residuals@meaa.org to update your details to ensure all money is paid directly to you.

Please contact andrew.crowley@meaa.org if you have any queries.

Tuesday December 15, 2015

 Entertainment Management Pty Ltd

Could any member owed $2000 or more contact Equity immediately otherwise without a suitable applicant creditor Equity will be forced to abandon its application to wind up the company in order to release actors fees to still in the company accounts. Contact andrew.crowley@meaa.org

Golden Gaytime TVC

Any featured extras who appeared in the 1980s TVC for Streets Golden Gaytime should contact Equity. The TVC is currently on air and all featured extras are entitled to a fee. To find out more contact frisco.carmona@meaa.org

Wednesday December 2, 2015

Top of the Lake 2

See Saw Films will bring Top of the Lake 2 to Sydney. Equity met with the producers to discuss the cast agreement.


SPA and Equity will meet again this week to discuss the television residuals agreement. As well as a loading for streaming, Equity wants more residuals to performers flowing from programs being relicensed.


Equity is in discussions with the producers of Nest, an Australian/Chinese co-production. Please check with sharon.johal@meaa.org if you want further information about the cast agreement before signing contracts.

Monday November 23, 2015

Cast agreement for new Alien blockbuster

Equity has met with producers of the upcoming Ridley Scott production to commence discussions for a cast agreement. Provisionally titled Alien: The Covenant, the film is expected to start shooting in Australia early next year. Pre-production has begun.

Media Super doubles investment in local film and television production to $60 million

Industry super fund for the creative community Media Super has announced the doubling of its revolving loan fund for Australian film and TV production, from $30 million to $60 million.