Landmark new deal gets the green light from Aussie actors

July 8, 2016 #MEAAEquity

Australian performers have overwhelmingly backed bringing their rights and residuals into the 21st century.

More than 98.5 per cent of Equity members who participated in a recent online vote are in favour of the new Australian Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA).

Unethical internships: Screen crew

July 8, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

For many people, ethical internships can be an invaluable and rewarding experience, setting entry-level workers up with the tools and skills to prepare them for work in their chosen industry.

Sydney Theatre Company says no to violence

July 8, 2016 #MEAACrew #MEAAECS

After two violent incidents directed at employees by patrons at the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) over the Christmas holiday period, employees rallied together to ensure their workplace took a strong stance against violence. 

Equity to seek overseas artist agreement with producers

July 5, 2016 #MEAAEquity

Australian performers are deeply concerned about the number of performers being imported to work on local musical productions and have given their union an overwhelming mandate to take action.

Basketballers’ Association secures better deal for players

July 4, 2016 #MEAAECS #MEAASport

After four years of negotiations, the Australian Basketballers’ Association, an initiative of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, has an approved three year agreement for its National Basketball League players that improves player salaries, improves a player’s ability to sign to another club when they’re released from a club and increases notice periods for training and promotional appearances.