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Opinion: Business should not be propped up by unpaid staff or any other illegal activity


Perhaps it is immoral not to pay actors and technical staff. There has been much debate about cooperatives and I think that debate is good. When the criteria for a cooperative theatre company is clear it will be excellent. But … Continue reading

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Hazel Blears MP spearheads interns rights in Parliament


What a good news month June has been. Today MP’s debated unpaid internships in Parliament.  It’s not exactly actors wages- but the principal and legislation is the same. Hazel Blears, a former cabinet minister (Labour) is kicking ass and taking … Continue reading

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UK Tribunal Awards Pay to Actors for Work in Fringe Production


Well, it has happened. ‘Profit share’ as we know it has gone on trial, and profit share lost. The Guardian reports:

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US Court Rules Film Interns Eligible for Minimum Wage


It’s Old News for many of us in the UK, but now a court in the USA has ruled that wages need to be paid to production interns. ABC news reports that the judge determined that the two men who … Continue reading

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The BBC exploits emerging London film making community for the Olympics!


So I got spammed the other day with a BBC request for material for their big screens in London for the Olympics. You know, the economic miracle which is suppose to sweep through London this Summer. The Games that are … Continue reading

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The BBC joins up with LECOG and Local Councils to exploit emerging filmmakers for the Olympic ‘Big Screens’


So I got spammed the other day with a BBC request for material for their big screens in London for the Olympics. You know, the economic miracle which is suppose to sweep through London this  Summer.  The Games that are … Continue reading

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Paid Tribunal Opportunity: You Me Bum Bum Train


They’re back, with a great opportunity for you to make some money doing something really fun and creative. You Me Bum Bum Train is a production that has used hundreds of actors, convincing them they have right to be paid. … Continue reading

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Work for nothing then claim your wages: a step by step guide: by Nick Thomas-Webster


This is an excerpt of an article by Nick Thomas-Webster (originally written for The Stage) Join NTW’s FB page: Unpaid Extras in the UK: Not Any More! The National Minimum Wage enshrined in UK law lays down the minimum rates … Continue reading

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Oops…Pay and work right helpline got it wrong for actors!


‘The government has admitted the service will now be referring calls regarding performers’ pay rights to HM Revenue and Customs instead, after it was revealed that staff working for the phoneline had misinformed a production company about performers’ rights to … Continue reading

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OLD VIC & KEVIN SPACEY SHAMED AT TUC BY BECTU


At the Trades Union Conference BECTU’s talks about their activities to pressure the OLD VIC to mend their shameful ways and pay their interns. Watch it at 1hr 34 in.

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