Equity’s perspective on the WGA strike, how it may affect the Tony Awards and more.
The Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA), aimed at restoring tax fairness for entertainment professionals, has been reintroduced in Congress.
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) has approved the launch of a political action committee (PAC).
The Department for Professional Employees (DPE) and its 12 affiliated unions in arts, entertainment and media have announced an updated diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policy agenda with the intention of proposing legislation to Congress.
On Feb. 22, Actors’ Equity Association published a report reflecting hiring bias and wage gaps for union members in 2021. The last report, released in 2022, examined data from 2020.
Actors’ Equity Association is the union for more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers working in live theater, but its name only captures one profession of its members.
As of Jan. 2, 2023, Actors’ Equity Association will stipulate that all required Equity Auditions will be held in person.
On Nov. 17, members of Actors’ Equity Association gathered in Times Square to express support for colleagues currently in negotiations with The Broadway League. In contention is the contract that governs Broadway productions as well as Broadway League-produced sit-down shows in other parts of the country. The negotiations between the two parties began in September.
Actors’ Equity will seek to represent the actors and stage managers working on a non-union tour of “Waitress.”
The vaccine mandate for Broadway performers and other crew members will remain in place, despite an exemption announced Thursday by New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
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