Big names call for action to protect Australia’s screen culture

March 27, 2018 #MakeItAustralian #MEAACrew #MEAAEquity

Dozens of Australia’s best-known and most successful actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and production crew — including 15 Oscar winners — have penned an open letter calling on the nation’s parliamentarians to protect the local screen industry and to act now to ensure it thrives into the future.

Momentum building for cultural change in live theatre

March 20, 2018 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity News

About 50 representatives of major, medium and small theatre companies, performers, crew and other industry stakeholders came together in Melbourne last weekend for an unprecedented forum dedicated to addressing harassment, discrimination and bullying in Australian theatres.

Spotlight on independent theatre

March 14, 2018 #MEAAEquity

Following more than a year of consultation with indy theatre actors and producers, the Equity Independent Theatre Committee (ITC) has finalised the sector’s first-ever best practice guide.

Screen industry “needs help” to compete globally

March 8, 2018 #MakeItAustralian #MEAACrew #MEAAECS News

Talented and experienced screen crew are leaving Australia in search of work because of limited opportunities due to the lack of competitiveness of our industry.

Federal Council finds MEAA in good shape

February 26, 2018 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity #MEAAMedia #MEAAMusic #MEAASOMA News

MEAA Federal President Simon Collins has issued a rallying call for the union to continue to innovate to remain relevant to its members in a rapidly changing working environment.