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Actors Union Calls For Fair Funding For Māori Stories On Screen

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 10:22 am | Equity New Zealand

Equity New Zealand, the union representing professional performers, is calling for an overhaul of the funding mechanisms that have left many Māori TV and film producers scrambling for money during the latest Covid alert level restrictions. Equity president, ... More >>

Industry Guidelines For Intimacy On Stage And For Screen To Be Launched Tonight

Friday, 26 June 2020, 11:09 am | Equity New Zealand

This evening, the performers union, Equity New Zealand, formally launches the Intimacy Guidelines for Stage and Screen in New Zealand to their peers from across the industry. Equity President and New Zealander of the Year 2020, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, together ... More >>

Equity welcomes Government’s commitment to repeal Hobbit Law

Friday, 27 October 2017, 1:18 pm | Equity New Zealand

Equity New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement that they will repeal an ill-considered and unnecessary law introduced in 2010 in a bid to strip actors and other film workers of basic employment rights. This move is a clear vote of confidence ... More >>

Fair Play on Fair Pay

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 12:14 pm | Equity New Zealand

Performers are often paid rates well below the minimum wage due to their being engaged as contractors as opposed to employees. More >>

Arts Funding Crisis: We Need to Grow the Pie

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 10:09 am | Equity New Zealand

Arts Funding Crisis: We Need to Grow the Pie, Not Fight Over Scraps Equity New Zealand is disappointed to see that yet again, the wider Arts sector has been ignored in the budget. The three organisations receiving funding increases are already crown-funded ... More >>

Equity corrects South Pacific Pictures comment

Monday, 12 October 2015, 2:51 pm | Equity New Zealand

On Friday 9 October 2015, John Barnett Chair of South Pacific Pictures (SPP) told Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand that: "… any of the productions that we make, the writers, the directors, the actors, are all participants in the pool, so as long ... More >>

NZ performers welcome Labour Party proposal

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 4:10 pm | Equity New Zealand

NZ performers welcome Labour Party proposal to restore fairness and certainty for NZ workers Equity New Zealand today welcomed the announcement by the Labour Party that if elected, it would restore the right of film and television workers to collective ... More >>

NZ actors to rally against secretive TPPA

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 4:34 pm | Equity New Zealand

Equity New Zealand will join unions, community organisations, academics, creatives and students in co-sponsoring the national Day of Action to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement thisSaturday, 29 March. More >>