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Dame Kate Harcourt to receive Equity Lifetime Award

Monday, 30 November 2015, 10:54 am | Actors Equity

Equity New Zealand is thrilled to announce that Dame Kate Harcourt is the recipient of the inaugural Equity New Zealand Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Ryman Healthcare. More >>

Dame Kate Harcourt Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 1:23 pm | Actors Equity

Equity New Zealand is thrilled to announce that Dame Kate Harcourt is the recipient of the 2015 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Ryman Healthcare. More >>

Support measures a shot in the arm for local screen industry

Monday, 16 December 2013, 2:41 pm | Actors Equity

NZ Equity today welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister John Key that the New Zealand government will be boosting the tax rebate for large budget productions from 15 to 20 per cent with the possibility of an extra 5 per cent in some cases. More >>

Equity sets record straight on new claims in OIA documents

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 4:20 pm | Actors Equity

NZ Actors Equity has rejected claims by the producers of The Hobbit that Equity and its sister union Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance were financially motivated in their attempts to gain fair wages and conditions for NZ actors working on the ... More >>

NZ Actors Equity welcomes latest document release

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 6:40 pm | Actors Equity

NZ Actors Equity welcomes the release of further Hobbit related documents, which cast significant light on the government’s drastic changes to NZ employment law. More >>

Union concerned about government's Screen Sector Review

Thursday, 14 June 2012, 5:19 pm | Actors Equity

NZ Actors Equity is concerned about the non-representative nature of the government screen sector review meeting being hosted by the ministries for Economic Development and Arts, Culture and Heritage in Wellington on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. More >>

Actors donate $30,000 to Christchurch’s Court Theatre

Friday, 2 September 2011, 3:50 pm | Actors Equity

Actors’ unions around the world are donating vital funds to help relocate Christchurch’s Court Theatre to a former grain store in Addington, as part of a fundraising initiative led by NZ Actors’ Equity. More >>

Actors donate $30,000 to Christchurch’s Court Theatre

Friday, 2 September 2011, 3:11 pm | Actors Equity

Actors’ unions around the world are donating vital funds to help relocate Christchurch’s Court Theatre to a former grain store in Addington, as part of a fundraising initiative led by NZ Actors’ Equity. On Saturday, NZ Equity president Jennifer Ward-Lealand ... More >>

Equity Set to Commence Talks With SPADA

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 4:10 pm | Actors Equity

NZ Actors’ Equity and the Screen Production & Development Association (SPADA) have entered into an agreement to commence good faith negotiations for a new set of conditions which will govern the way in which performers are engaged in the local screen industry. More >>

Update on Hobbit, Cancellation of Auckland Meeting

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 3:57 pm | Actors Equity

This newsletter to members of NZ Actors' Equity provides a summary of our ongoing campaign to improve terms and conditions of performers in the industry. More >>

Situation in New Zealand-Clarification

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 2:43 pm | Actors Equity

It has come to our attention that some confusion has been created regarding the two press releases issued by NZ Equity today. More >>

Equity Set to Commence Talks with SPADA

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 2:42 pm | Actors Equity

NZ Actors’ Equity and the Screen Production & Development Association (SPADA) have entered into an agreement to commence good faith negotiations for a new set of conditions which will govern the way in which performers are engaged in the local screen industry. More >>

Calls For Calm On The Hobbit

Wednesday, 13 October 2010, 10:16 am | Actors Equity

NZ Equity has called on the makers of the feature film The Hobbit to resolve the industrial issues surrounding the film through private good faith discussions. More >>

Media advisory re The Hobbit

Monday, 4 October 2010, 9:34 am | Actors Equity

Helen Kelly, CTU President has met with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh and we are hopeful that a meaningful dialogue between Equity, SPADA, and Three Foot Seven can be established. More >>

Employment issues in Sir Peter’s hands to address

Friday, 1 October 2010, 2:46 pm | Actors Equity

Claims by Sir Peter Jackson that NZ Actors’ Equity is threatening the viability of The Hobbit in New Zealand are entirely within his hands to address, says President Jennifer Ward-Lealand. More >>

Response to Wingnut Films Statement

Friday, 1 October 2010, 1:11 pm | Actors Equity

Sir Peter’s latest public comments are yet further evidence, of the urgent need for a calm meeting between the production company and NZ Equity to resolve the matters at hand. More >>

Legal Advice to Actors Says Law is No Problem

Thursday, 30 September 2010, 11:15 am | Actors Equity

NZ Actors' Equity has reviewed a media statement from the Office of the Hon Christopher Finlayson released this evening. More >>

Actors’ Equity Seek To Meet Hobbit Producers

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 1:07 pm | Actors Equity

Four hundred actors attended a meeting in Auckland last night to discuss the requirements for minimum terms and conditions for the engagement of performers on The Hobbit. At the close of that meeting, the following statement was made by Jennifer Ward-Lealand, ... More >>

The Hobbit: meeting resolution and statement

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 12:59 pm | Actors Equity

This meeting of New Zealand performers: 1. Calls on the producers of The Hobbit to meet with representatives of the NZ Actors' Equity to discuss the arrangements under which NZ Actors' Equity will recommend performers work on the production The Hobbit, More >>

No Interest In Jeopardising Hobbit

Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 11:05 am | Actors Equity

NZ Actors Equity says it has no interest in jeopardising the production of The Hobbit in NZ or to see the production move offshore. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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