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Actors’ Equity Expands ‘Waitress’ Unionizing Fight to Entire Broadway Touring Industry (Exclusive)

Actors’ Equity has changed tactics in its fight for unionization of a Waitress tour and is now vowing to take on more of the Broadway touring industry.  On Thursday, the union withdrew its election petition with the National Labor Relations Board, in which the union sought to represent members of a non-Equity touring production of Waitress. […]

Broadway’s Vaccine Requirement for Actors Kept In Place Through June

The vaccine requirement for Broadway actors remains through at least June 2022, as part of updated COVID-19 safety protocols issued to industry members on Wednesday.  After modifying a few theater safety protocols, Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League, the trade association of producers and theater owners, left unchanged the vaccination requirement for stage managers and […]

Theater Industry “Fell Short” on Diversity and Inclusion Promises in 2020, Union Finds

The theater industry “fell short” on fulfilling diversity and inclusion promises in 2020, a new report from theater performer and stage manager union Actors’ Equity finds. In their third diversity and inclusion hiring bias report, released Thursday, Actors’ Equity scrutinized internal data on members that were hired under Equity contracts in 2020 and the compensation […]

Performers’ Unions “Demand Action” on Workplace Harassment Allegations Amid Scott Rudin Claims

Days after The Hollywood Reporter's story on producer Scott Rudin, leaders from SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity and American Federation of Musicians Local 802 said in a joint statement that "every corporate Board of Directors should be deeply alarmed" by "credible" harassment reports.

SAG-AFTRA, IATSE Declare Support for Actors Equity Strike As Union Warns Off Strikebreakers

SAG-AFTRA and IATSE declared support for an Actors Equity strike seeking a share of profits for actors who help develop successful new Broadway plays, especially musicals.

Musicians Union Declares Support for Actors Strike Over Share of Broadway Profits

The NY Local of the musicians union on Wednesday declared its support for an Actors Equity strike seeking a share of profits for its members who help develop successful new Broadway plays, especially musicals.

Actors Equity on Strike for Share of Record Broadway Profits

Actors Equity is seeking a share of profits for its members who help develop successful new plays, especially musicals.

How Trump’s Tax Policy Hurts Hollywood Workers

When it comes to tax breaks in Hollywood, Donald Trump's policy is hurting Hollywood workers.

Study: New Tax Bill “Shafts” Working Entertainers But Stars Are Untouched

An exclusive analysis by Actors Equity shows taxes skyrocketing and may force actors, writers, directors, producers and crew to self-incorporate, entailing additional expense.

Equity Proposal to Pay Actors Roils Los Angeles 99-Seat Theatre Producers

Paying minimum wage is a non-starter say producers, many of whom are Equity members.

It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

‘The Noir Series’ harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unions

New Service Launches to Pay Union Bonds (Exclusive)

For a fee, BondIt will front the security deposit required by SAG-AFTRA and other unions, relieving a cash flow problem confronted by independent productions.