Producer responds to casting concerns

November 7, 2016 #MEAAEquity

In late October, Equity wrote to producers of Priscilla the Musical in response to a media story that the only indigenous character had been cut from the New Zealand tour because of “an apparent lack of Aboriginal performers”. We received a detailed response from the producer, pointing out that a number of versions of the production have evolved to suit ...

Sydney company shows new way to make money off journalism, one tap at a time

November 4, 2016 #Freelance #MEAAMedia News

With media empires crumbling as they grapple with falling revenues and even the future of independent journalism under threat, everyone is searching for the Holy Grail of how to monetise journalists’ content online.

Spotlight on Chris Webb

October 30, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

Chris Webb is an assistant director and proud MEAA member. Chris started his career at the ABC where he worked his way up to being an assistant director and once he was given the opportunity to work on Peter Weir’s The Year of Living Dangerously, he became a freelancer. Chris chats to us about is role, career highlights, and why ...

Child Safety Code of Conduct – Have your say

October 27, 2016 #MEAAEquity

The Screen Producers Association and MEAA Equity are in discussions to develop a Child Safety Code of Conduct.

Spotlight on Robertto Karas

October 24, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS
Robertto Karas is a gaffer and proud MEAA member. He chats to MEAA about some of his career highlights so far, why he decided to get involved in the Get Real on Rates campaign and how working on short films lead him to working on Shine, which was his first feature.