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An open letter to artists: know your worth

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This week, something horrible and something wonderful happened in our industry. Horribly, a request from an American company was sent to Australian agents and dance schools seeking dancers for a new Kylie Minogue video clip stating that, due to budget constraints, these dancers would not be paid. There have been many reports in…

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Equity allows Australian artists to Dream the Dream

Equity allows Australian artists to Dream the Dream

Following an ambiguous statement from producer Paul Dainty about the number of Australian performers to be employed in the recently announced UK import I Dreamed A Dream: The Susan Boyle Musical, the Media Arts and Entertainment Alliance have confirmed a substantial victory for Australian performers. In a bulletin yesterday, Actor's Equity – a…

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Workshops for Equity Members

Toni Lamond will conduct a masterclass for Equity Members

Toni Lamond will conduct a masterclass for Equity Members The Equity Foundation will be hosting several workshops and masterclasses in the next few weeks for members of Equity. Established in 2002, the aims and objectives of the Foundation are to advance the interests of professional performers in Australia, and the…

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A Storm Is Brewing

Performers gather at Equity’s Sydney offices to show their concern about the Government’s proposed changes to the Foreign Actor Certification Scheme Guidelines. Photo by Peter Ross

Today, I write on a subject, about which I am extremely and profoundly passionate: Australia and Australians in the Arts. No, this is not a ‘patriotism’ column. I’m not about to hark on about singing the national anthem at every theatrical event (although, kudos to Kookaburra for giving that idea…

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Life Upon The Wicked Stage

As far as jobs go, touring overseas and performing in a musical can seem like a very glamorous profession. Having worked in this situation myself, I am keenly aware life upon the wicked stage ain’t never what a girl supposes. Opinions of friends and acquaintances outside the industry are very…

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Equity questions the web

The internet has done wonders for everyday life but its use to promote shows is being brought into question by Equity. Equity is questioning whether companies should use outlets such as YouTube to post rehearsal footage, given shows and performers are generally unpolished during this stage. Representatives of Equity met…

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Buddy’s Financial Woes

Buddy The Musical

The Adelaide and Perth seasons of the jukebox musical Buddy have a dark cloud over them, with the production apparently experiencing financial difficulties. The musical opened at the Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide last night and is due to open in Perth on October 13. The show, which focuses on the life…

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