Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to shoot in Australia

November 5, 2014 #MEAACrew #WithMEAA

Walt Disney Studios will shoot the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean in Queensland in 2015.

“This production will create hundreds of jobs for our members and showcase their remarkable talent on a world stage,” said Mal Tulloch, director of the Entertainment, Crew and Sport section of MEAA.

In recent months MEAA has worked closely with film crew members and ...

The 2014 Centenary Lecture

November 5, 2014 #MEAAMedia #WithMEAA

The lecture is a keynote address, and in 2014 is a part of the Storyology media summit. Each year the lecture is a signpost examining the future for the craft of journalism within the dynamic changes buffeting the media industry.

The Alliance Centenary Lecture commemorates the founding of the Australian Journalists Association (forerunner to MEAA) in Melbourne in December 1910 when ...

2014 Walkley Finalists Announced

November 5, 2014 #MEAAMedia #walkleys #WithMEAA

This year marks the 59th annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. Journalists around the nation submitted over 1400 entries, which were judged by more than 100 senior industry representatives.

MEAA congratulates all MEAA Media members nominated for a Walkley Award.

Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Syd on Dec 4.

View the finalists here.

Australia’s finest TV ensembles honoured

May 7, 2014 #MEAAEquity

Three ensemble television casts have been selected from an impressive field to take out the 2014 Equity Ensemble Awards.

It was the performances in the second series of ABC drama Redfern Now, miniseries Top of the Lake and comedy Upper Middle Bogan that most impressed Australian actors.

Established by the Equity Foundation in 2011, the peer-voted awards honour outstanding performances by television ...

State of Press Freedom in 2014: Secrecy and Surveillance

May 7, 2014 #MEAAMedia #pressfreedom

MEAA’s annual report into the state of press freedom is now available online.

The report covers whistleblower protection, access to asylum seekers, star chambers,  metadata, the ABC, redundancies and much more.

“Over the past year, the threats to press freedom have become more insidious,” says MEAA federal secretary Christopher Warren.

“Revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest that metadata ...