MEAA sets a new benchmark for crew rates

November 6, 2014 #MEAACrew #WithMEAA

The biggest issue raised by crew is the stagnation of rates over a long period of time. When rates stay the same but cost-of-living goes up, the real value of the crew member’s income falls.

This makes it harder and harder for crew to stay in the industry. We have seen skilled, experienced crew leaving the industry because of their financial ...

So Many Voices, So Many Stories

November 6, 2014 #MEAAMedia #WithMEAA #womeninmedia

Words by Bonita Mason and Kate Leaver. Photos by student Danielle Le Messurier.

On Wednesday, August 27, an audience gathered into Gallery Central, Perth for the Women in Media panel “So many voices, so much to say: Aboriginal Western Australia and the media”. Hosted by ABC reporter Jessica Strutt, and with a panel of savvy Indigenous media women – Jodi Hoffmann, Michelle White and Gina ...

Toni Lamond AM honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

November 5, 2014 #MEAAEquity #WithMEAA

The recipient of the 2014 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Foxtel is legendary Australian performer Toni Lamond AM.

Actors Equity director Zoe Angus says: “Toni is a truly legendary Australian performer whose phenomenal career has spanned vaudeville, musical theatre, television and cabaret. She is also a wonderful human being who has given back to her community, to her colleagues and ...

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to shoot in Australia

November 5, 2014 #MEAACrew #WithMEAA

Walt Disney Studios will shoot the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean in Queensland in 2015.

“This production will create hundreds of jobs for our members and showcase their remarkable talent on a world stage,” said Mal Tulloch, director of the Entertainment, Crew and Sport section of MEAA.

In recent months MEAA has worked closely with film crew members and ...

The 2014 Centenary Lecture

November 5, 2014 #MEAAMedia #WithMEAA

The lecture is a keynote address, and in 2014 is a part of the Storyology media summit. Each year the lecture is a signpost examining the future for the craft of journalism within the dynamic changes buffeting the media industry.

The Alliance Centenary Lecture commemorates the founding of the Australian Journalists Association (forerunner to MEAA) in Melbourne in December 1910 when ...