Category Archives: Equity

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: Advertisements

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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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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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PAID TRIBUNAL OPPORTUNITY: They Want You (Feature Film)


ActorsMinimumWage has decided to enter the business of finding jobs for actors! The only hitch is that these jobs are advertised as unpaid or underpaid. You will have to take the company to tribunal to get your wages. Of course … Continue reading

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The Stage / News / Unpaid extra wins fight for minimum wage


An extra who successfully secured minimum wage from four film production companies that had hired him on a no-fee basis is urging other performers to “stand up” to organisations that try to avoid paying them. Despite signing agreements with each … Continue reading

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The Stage: Government urged to clarify minimum wage legislation


Re Blogged from The Stage: Published Thursday 7 April 2011 at 17:35 by Matthew Hemley MPs are being urged to raise awareness of the rules around paying National Minimum Wage following concerns from unions Equity and BECTU that performers are being asked to work for … Continue reading

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The Stage / News / Equity encourages performers to take action against unpaid work


The Stage / News / Equity encourages performers to take action against unpaid work. Equity is calling on its members to consider legal action against organisations that try to bypass the law.

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Equity takes action with La Boheme- Soho Theatre’s highest grossing show


The Stage newspaper online reports: “Producers of the Olivier Award-winning La Boheme have come under fire for not paying the show’s chorus just hours after the show picked up the best new opera production prize at Sunday’s ceremony. La Boheme … Continue reading

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Equity/BECTU bust Avalon TV over unpaid ‘Al Murry’ extras


The Stage reports” Avalon’s advert, spotted by The Stage, said it needed “extras for a shoot with Al Murray”, promising that those who participate will “be part of our television show’s title sequence” and have the chance to “meet Al … Continue reading

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PETITION: BECTU and EQUITY lead the way to Licence agents


Sign the petition for the return of agency licencing From The Equity Website: Equity, BECTU and the National Association of Supporting Artistes Agents have joined forces to launch a petition calling on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) … Continue reading

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