LABOUR’S arts manifesto, which promises to reinvest in the creative sector rather than make more crippling cuts, received praise from actors yesterday.
Central and local government budget squeezes, along with uncertainties linked to Brexit, pose a rising threat to the future of...
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
posted by Will Stone in Britain
BULLYING is so widespread in the acting profession that most actors admit having been victims, Equity delegates heard yesterday.
Actors reeled off horror stories about their treatment by serial bullies at theatre companies and other employers, often when they were just starting...
AN improved insurance package for dancers who suffer injury was agreed in principle by Equity yesterday.
The conference heard that its current insurance for dancers, which entitles them to an MRI scan after injury, is insufficient.
Dance committee chair Gareth Mole highlighted...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THERE are fewer working-class actors in the profession than ever before, the Equity conference heard yesterday.
Addressing issues of equality and diversity at the actors’ union annual gathering, Greater Manchester delegate David Cockayne said he had noticed that younger people in...
Monday 22nd May 2017
CHRISTINE PAYNE explains how Equity is looking to improve diversity in the creative industries
posted by Morning Star in Features
THE future of the clowning industry could be at risk if the recent “killer clown” craze puts children off costumed child entertainers, a clown has warned.
Pete Turner, known professionally as Peanut the Clown, was asked by a local council to “take the clown out”...
Saturday 15th Oct 2016
EXCLUSIVE: I, Daniel Blake actor Kate Rutter on why Ken Loach’s film will pave the way for a fightback
Tuesday 24th May 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
TALENTED actors are struggling to break into the profession because of the dominance of elite agents, Equity conference heard yesterday.
More than half the actors in BBC series Death in Paradise were represented by the top five agencies, according to union research.
Debbonaire favours compulsory union membership
HOSPITALS and schools are putting on live acts that pay performers peanuts, Equity’s conference heard yesterday.
Workers in the sector said that touring companies frequently pay below union minimums and can even pay below the minimum wage. And Tory funding cuts from both...
Monday 23rd May 2016