Actors equity association rule book

Agreement made between actors equity association hereafter called equity and the. Business representative, actors equity association. The meeting will be livestreamonly, hosted by zoom video conferencing. Contact casting director margaret layne, listed above. Equity grants very limited exceptions to the rule that equity members may not work without a contract, and members who have questions about whether they may. Actors equity association has been looking out for our interests and safety at every turn and is always making sure we are being taken care of.

It is a violation of equitys membership rules for a member to accept employment that is within equitys jurisdiction, without being covered by the appropriate. The actors equity association represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. But one week before the conventions expanded second iteration, organizers have hit a snag. A free inside look at actors equity association salary trends based on 34 salaries wages for 19 jobs at actors equity association. The actors equity association aea, commonly referred to as actors equity or simply equity, is an american labor union representing the world of live theatrical performance, as opposed to film and television performance which is represented by sagaftra. In 1919, aea joined the american federation of labor for formal recognition as a labor union. Oct 27, 2017 the 29hour reading is a concept created by actors equity association aea which allows commercial producers to engage aea talent for the sole purpose of presenting a reading of a work. June 28, 2020 national office 165 west 46th street new york, ny 10036 212 8698530 phone 212 7199815 fax chicago office 557 west randolph st chicago, il 60661 312 6410393 phone. Many professional regional theatre companies across canada are signatories to this agreement. Out of town equity actors may request an audition if visiting seattle. The ideal candidate will provide key administrative and strategic support for the eastern office of actors equity association, the progressive, dynamic labor union representing the 48,000 actors and stage managers working in the professional theatre nationwide. You studied on one of the courses jointly recognised by equity and spotlight.

Rather, they are internal equity membership rules that outline the specific circumstances in which a member may work without the benefit of a contract. The actors equity association aea, commonly referred to as actors equity or simply equity. Actors equity association is the performing arts union representing more than 50,000 professional stage actors and stage managers in the. An exception to actors equity association wage standards that allows members to work for free in small productions. Equity provides a number of contracts designed with specific types of theatre operations in mind. You were chosen over many other actors for this role, so respect yourself and live up to everyones belief in you. There are currently about 40,000 active equity members. The producer agrees to recognize actors equity association as the exclusive bargaining.

Consecutive 2week performance schedule of 7 performances in. With an active membership of over 49,000 stage actors and managers, if you work in theatre and havent already joined, you may want to consider signing up. Hi wikipedians, i am in a technical and professional editing class and have been working on the 1919 actors equity association strike article as part of a project for the past few weeks. Actors equity association aea is a labor organization founded in 19. For yourself that means value your contribution to the show by following the above guidelines and taking care of yourself when rehearsing and performing.

Equity is also used to describe the money value of property in excess of claims, liens, or mortgages on the property. It enters into collective bargaining agreements with theatrical producers that specify minimum wages and other terms and. The theatre will use its best efforts to book the tour so that the actor will have as little travel as. The cornavirus epidemic is an unprecedented crisis but we will get through it by facing it together. If it is not possible to move forward with the entire proposal, hopefully, pieces can be implemented until the entire proposal is fulfilled. As you learned in the last rule, sometimes keeping your mouth shut is a good thing. Equity negotiates minimum wages and working conditions, administers contracts, and enforces the provisions of its various agreements with theatrical employers. Actors equity actors etiquette department handbook. Learn more in the equity centennial book, performance of the century. On february 24, 2020, join and celebrate with fellow equity members, council and staff to honour some of equitys most outstanding individuals. Adding a 1919 actors equity association strike section. However, performers appearing on live stage productions without a book or throughstoryline vaudeville, cabarets. Adam schiff join hosts sagaftra president gabrielle carteris and iatse international president matt loeb for an engaging virtual town hall discussion with california congressman adam schiff, hollywoods representative in congress.

Actors equity association definition of actors equity. Rule 1, actors obligation to equity rule 2, agents 1 this agreement is made between actors equity association hereafter called equity and the broadway league hereafter called league on behalf of its producer members hereafter referred to individually as producer. It enters into collective bargaining agreements with theatrical producers that specify minimum wages and other terms and conditions of employment for those whom it represents. I swear that i saw this somewhere either here or in the equity rules and now i cant seem to unearth the quotable sections. The respondent actors equity association equity is a union representing the vast majority of stage actors and actresses in the united states. The actors pressed for recognition of actors equity association. Benefits information above is provided anonymously by current and former actors equity association employees, and may include a summary provided by the employer. Salaries posted anonymously by actors equity association employees. Actors equity hires former osha administrator to develop. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Some of the definitions and procedures in the freely available chicago theatre standards echo the exhaustive actors equity association rule book which has no teeth for nonequity actors. The canadian theatre agreement cta is negotiated between equity and the professional association of canadian theatres pact. Actors equity joined the american federation of labor in 1919, and called a strike seeking recognition of the association as a labor union.

Actors equity association article about actors equity. As you may know, actors equity association is currently examining the effects working on a raked stage may. Actors equity association financial definition of actors. Actors equity association employee benefits and perks.

Constitution, bylaws, rules, regulations and orders of the american. Revamping of new york aea online audition structure this is a multifaceted proposal that will be sent to actors equity association. I noticed that this article has a section for the 1929 strike, so i wanted to propose adding a. Learn about actors equity association, including insurance benefits, retirement benefits, and vacation policy. Actors equity association production rulebook available from the sm mentor iusb theatre and dance student handbook production stage management for broadway by. He has submitted to more injustices probably than people of any other trade or profession. Guide to equity contracts the producers perspective. Sagaftra and iatse present a virtual town hall with u. Equity the uk trade union for creative practitioners. Actors equity association legal definition of actors equity.

Maria somma, spokesperson for actors equity association, says although the aea contract has a provision about backstage smoking, and dressingroom assignments require consideration of smoking habits, the contract is silent about onstage smoking, leaving the issue to be resolved as an artistic decision. Actors equity is the labor union representing professional actors and stage managers working in the theatre in the united states. Founded in 19, equity is the labor union representing actors and stage managers in the legitimate theatre in the united states. However, performers appearing on live stage productions without a book or throughstoryline vaudeville, cabarets, circuses may be. Codes, guidelines and internal membership rules actors.

This series is comprised of constitutions and bylaws, 19141970s, and rule books for many different kinds of productions industrial shows, offbroadway, stock, etc. Actors equity association synonyms, actors equity association pronunciation, actors equity association translation, english dictionary definition of actors equity association. Aea agency regulations rule a and interim actors equity. May 29, 2008 actors equity is the labor union representing professional actors and stage managers working in the theatre in the united states. Broadwaycon faces dispute with actors equity association.

Actors equity association agreement and rules governing employment under the equity league production contract effective date. Maria somma, spokesperson for actors equity association, says although the aea contract has a provision about backstage smoking, and dressingroom assignments require consideration of smoking habits, the contract is silent about onstage smoking, leaving. Actors equity association, founded in 19, represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers nationwide. It appears your browser is in private browsing mode. Agreement and rules governing employment in stock resident dramatic actors equity association on. The 20152018 cta took effect june 29, 2015, and remains in effect two successive. It has been my understanding along with that actor and the director that in a scheduled sixhour rehearsal day one of the breaks of the several 5 or 10 minute breaks that happen at 55 or 80 minutes as the director decides. Apr 18, 2016 i swear that i saw this somewhere either here or in the equity rules and now i cant seem to unearth the quotable sections. Annual outoftown equity general auditions are scheduled either at act or at an out of town liaison theatre and are announced on the actors equity association web site. Oct 07, 2014 for over a century, the actors equity association frequently referred to as simply equity has been one of the most prevalent labor unions in the entertainment industry. Actors equity has a number of different contracts with a number of different rules associated with them. Mar 07, 2020 a free inside look at actors equity association salary trends based on 34 salaries wages for 19 jobs at actors equity association. For over a century, the actors equity association frequently referred to as simply equity has been one of the most prevalent labor unions in the entertainment industry. Equitys support and advocacy during the covid19 pandemic.

Having my union behind me every step of the way is what makes it easier. Dec 14, 2017 some of the definitions and procedures in the freely available chicago theatre standards echo the exhaustive actors equity association rule book which has no teeth for nonequity actors. Aea represents more than 48,000 actors and stage managers in the u. Codes, guidelines and internal membership rules equity codes sometimes called guidelines or rules are never negotiated with employers as contracts or agreements. Burton is a member of the actors equity association, the american federation of television and radio artists, and the screen actors guild. September 29, 2019 national office 165 west 46th street new york, ny 10036 212 8698530 phone 212 7199815 fax hollywood office 5636 tujunga ave north hollywood, ca 91601. Some features of this site may not work properly for you. Agreement and rules governing employment in stock resident. Official channel for actors equity association founded may 26, 19, aea or equity is the performing arts labor union representing professional actors and s. You studied on one of the courses jointly recognised. The 29hour reading is a concept created by actors equity association aea which allows commercial producers to engage aea talent for the sole purpose of presenting a reading of a work. Guide to the actors equity association records wag. Feb 27, 2020 learn more in the equity centennial book, performance of the century. Codes, guidelines and internal membership rules actors equity.

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