Anita Jacoby inspires at a stellar Women in Media event

March 27, 2014 #MEAAMedia #womeninmedia

ITV Studios Australia managing director Anita Jacoby helped to create an inspiring discussion on gender equality at a packed Women in Media event in Ultimo on March 19.

Ms Jacoby spoke to a room of students, journalists and industry veterans about ways to improve female representation and correct gender imbalances within the media, such as delivering quality material and mentoring women.

She ...

Are you the Walkley Young Journo of the Year?

March 25, 2014 #MEAAMedia #walkleys

Entries are now open to the 2014 Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Awards.

Since 2008, this hotly contested award for Australian journalists aged 26 and under has identified and celebrated the rising stars of the new generation, opening doors for young talent in Australia and kick-starting careers.

There are six categories:

    Text-based Journalism (sponsored by Fairfax Media)     Radio/Audio Journalism (sponsored by ...

Hollywood: What to know before you go

March 25, 2014 #MEAAEquity

If you’re thinking of taking a crack at Hollywood, LA-based talent scout Jason Siner has a few words of advice: accept that you’re a product and market yourself accordingly

Next year, hundreds of Australian actors will travel to Los Angeles to join more than 200,000 other hopefuls attempting to pursue an on-camera career in Hollywood. Most will fail. All too many ...

Women still significantly under-represented on big screen

March 25, 2014 #MEAAEquity

While accepting her Oscar Equity member Cate Blanchett used her speech to encourage Hollywood to make more films with “women at the centre”.

“Audiences want to see them. In fact, they earn money,” the Blue Jasmine star said while a television audience of over 40 million watched on.

Blanchett’s comments that films about women are still seen as “niche” appear to be ...

Billy Bragg backs Opera House crew

March 24, 2014 #MEAACrew

British singer-songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg met with MEAA members in March to show his support for their  ‘House Proud’ campaign.

The back and front-of-house staff who work at Australia’s most iconic building have been running the campaign since last year in a bid to protect and improve their pay and conditions. In December they secured a pay rise despite ...