Warner Bros proposes ‘greenfields’ feature film crew agreement

November 16, 2016 #MEAAECS

Warner Bros has proposed a ‘greenfields’ crew agreement for offshore feature film. A greenfields agreement is made directly between the union and the employer before anyone is employed, rather than by a vote of crew on a particular job.


Crew will meet nationally to consider the offer next week on Thursday, November 24 at the following locations. All screen technicians can ...

Meet your NPC: Alan Fletcher

November 11, 2016 #MEAAEquity

Elected via secret ballot, members of the Australian National Performers’ Committee (NPC) represent their fellow performers on the issues affecting their industry.

At regular meetings the NPC discuss leading industrial and professional issues and the best course of action to take to ensure a strong and vibrant entertainment industry and a safe and fair workplace for performers. Alan Fletcher is ...

MEAA insists no forced redundancies at News Corp

November 9, 2016 #MEAAMedia Featured MediaRoom News Releases

MEAA has called on News Corp Australia to confirm that there will be no forced redundancies as part of its latest round of cost savings measures. Yesterday the company announced it would find $40 million in savings and said that there would also be job losses as part of the cost cutting.

It is particularly frustrating that the announcement of the ...

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.