Reversal of funding cuts a great result for the NSW screen industry

September 27, 2023 #MakeItAustralian #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity News

The restoration of funding for the NSW screen industry will ensure thousands of jobs and small businesses remain in the state.

Know your rights: independent contractors V casual employee

September 21, 2023 #MEAAEquity

As a performer it is important to know whether you are being engaged as an independent contractor or employee as this has serious implication for your rights at work.

Independent contractors Independent contractors are self-employed and responsible for the key elements of their work and engagement. These can include (but are not limited to): providing and using their own work tools, deciding ...

Creative Workplaces will help to deliver safe and fair jobs in the arts and entertainment sectors

August 11, 2023 #LetsGetCreative #MEAACrew #MEAAECS #MEAAEquity #MEAAMusic News

MEAA welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to safer and fairer workplaces across all art forms with the establishment of the new Creative Workplaces organisation.

Beware of clauses that undermine screen crew contracts

August 10, 2023 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

There has been increase in clauses appearing in contracts that undermine crew conditions. Always make sure you read your contract and understand the language before signing.

When reading your contract look for the following: -Terms of employment that undermine the Motion Picture Production Agreement (MPPA) -“Special Conditions” that alter minimum call times or entitlements -Long form productions contracting you under an ABN, rather than ...


July 14, 2023 #MEAACrew #MEAAEquity
Why has SAG-AFTRA called a strike?

The 160,000 members of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood’s largest union, authorised a strike if a new agreement could not be reached by Wednesday, July 12, with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, an umbrella group representing studios like Warner, Colombia, Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Apple. The Writers Guild of America has been on strike since ...