A new team will lead MEAA’s Entertainment Crew and Sport section with the election of film and TV production designer Fiona Donovan as section president and Rosemary Westmore, who works front-of-house at the Arts Centre Melbourne, as vice-president of ECS/Musicians.
The Government’s press freedom inquiry will only delay urgent changes needed to protect the role of journalists and whistleblowers.
Equity is renegotiating the Equity Screen Agreements with the Screen Producers Association for the first time in seven years. These agreements set performers’ wages and conditions for all Australian screen productions. There are some big claims on the table, including “options”.
MEAA members are warned that a sophisticated scam targeting performers and crew has reached Australia.
MEAA said the loss of up to 40 jobs in four newsrooms of the WIN Network in major regional centres in NSW and Queensland (Orange/Dubbo, Albury, Wagga Wagga, and in Queensland’s Wide Bay covering Hervey Bay and Bundaberg) is a devastating blow to public interest journalism in Australia’s regions and highlights a crisis that demands government intervention.
In August last year ...