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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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UK government says short films must pay actors


Unequivocal advise has been issued this month that short films must pay actors NMW Follow this link The UK government run business resource Business Link, it is now stated clearly AS AN EXAMPLE that minimum wage must be paid to … 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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Police claim MI5 said it was OK to hire unpaid actors


A shocking allegegation of minimum wage infractions by people who should really know better: the Police. From a lead NEWS article in THE STAGE written by Jamie Elliott based on a tip off from TVWatercooler.org. “The Association of Chief Police Officers … Continue reading

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