Tag 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:

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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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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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PAID TRIBUNAL OPPORTUNITY: You Me Bum Bum Train


TARGET: YOU ME BUM BUM TRAIN This is a call to action for everyone in the Low Pay/No Pay network:  Send a message to all wannabe employers; minimum wage is here to stay. A runaway success like YMBBT has to … Continue reading

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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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We Are Not Amused with the Old Vic


A major entertainment union has reached out to touch the Old Vic again. The issue; unpaid workers.  Looks like there are concerns that the Old Vic Tunnels recruits unpaid actors for visiting companies. And these companies of course have a … 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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