Why I’m a member: Aga Hayder

December 12, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

Aga worked her way to second assistant director (AD) after starting as a runner fresh from film school. Her career highlights include working on Pirates of the Caribbean shooting with the likes of Geoffrey Rush and Xavier Bardem. Aga recently got involved in MEAA’s Get Real on Rates campaign because after she saw many of her colleagues having to make the decision to leave ...

MEAA members campaign for domestic violence leave

December 12, 2016 #MEAAECS #MEAAMedia News

While momentum is slowly building for paid domestic violence leave to become a standard employment entitlement, MEAA members have already campaigned for and won this important entitlement to be provided in their workplace.

MEAA crew members win big at AACTA Awards

December 8, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

Four MEAA crew members were among the winners of the 6th Annual Australian Cinema and Television Arts Awards held in Sydney this week. 

SOMA and Equity lobby in Canberra for Opera Review

December 8, 2016 #HandsOffOurABC #MEAAEquity #MEAAMusic #MEAASOMA News

SOMA Director Howard Manley and Equity Director Zoe Angus were in Canberra last week to press the case for the adoption of the Opera Review recommendations.

Go figure

December 7, 2016 #MEAAEquity

Our film industry is a highly resilient system of gatekeeping designed to maintain men’s dominance. The data tells us so, write Deb Verhoeven and Stuart Palmer. This is an edited extract of an article will appear in the Summer 2016 issue of The Equity Magazine.