Elizabeth McRae honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

August 15, 2016 #MEAAEquity

Equity New Zealand is thrilled to announce that Elizabeth McRae is the recipient of the 2016 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Ryman Healthcare. 

Q&A with performer Keith Robinson

August 8, 2016 #MEAAEquity
The casting of wheelchair user Keith Robinson as Feste in Belvoir’s Twelfth Night breaks new ground for performers with disabilities. Kate Hood spoke with him during the rehearsal period about the challenges and rewards of this unique opportunity.

Spotlight on Geoff Tarr

August 8, 2016 #MEAACrew

Geoff Tarr started off his career as a ceramicist until he started helping a local film’s art department and never looked back. Since then, he’s “whacked” Russell Crowe, played with vomit, blood squirts and even donned a grizzly bear costume to get an appropriate reaction. He chats to MEAA about how experience in the industry is key, and why it’s important ...

Crew call on SPA to Get Real on Rates

August 8, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

As part of the Get Real on Rates campaign, crew called on Screen Producers Australia (SPA) to come to the negotiating table to discuss recognising fair and enforceable market rates in the Motion Picture Production Agreement (MPPA), the industry standard agreement. Thanks to crew efforts, SPA has locked in a meeting date to discuss market rates with MEAA ...

Fair Work ends probe

August 8, 2016 #MEAAMedia Featured MediaRoom News Releases

MEAA understands that the Fair Work Ombudsman has completed its investigation of industrial action by employees of Fairfax Media between Thursday, 17 March 2016 and Sunday, 20 March this year.

MEAA was served with a wide-ranging Notice to Produce by the FWO on 22 April 2016. MEAA wrote to the FWO in May to assert that the Notice was too broad, lacked particularity and ...