Models' Committee 2011-2013
Equity welcomed professional models into the union in 2007 and since then there has been a lot of activity. The Models' Committee works to protect, promote and extend the rights and interests of all models who are members of Equity. They are elected every two years by and from our members who work in this area. If you wish to contact the committee for information or advice about your rights, or to share your experience, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Committee 2011-2013
Dunja Knezevic (Chair), Alexa Brown (Vice Chair), Victoria Keon-Cohen, Dominyka Gajauskaite, Eva Maria Fahler, Mohan Randhawa, Rachel Blais, Ross Allison
Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dunja’s family moved to Australia after fleeing the Bosnian civil war. Here she completed her university studies and commenced her modelling career. She has worked full-time in New York and Milan, and since moving to London in 2006 has worked with clients such as ID magazine, Vogue and Topshop. As Chair of the Models' Committee, Dunja has represented the Equity Model’s Committee in the media and is currently working on increasing recruitment for new members. She also continues to work behind the camera re-touching images by referral.
Alexa began modelling at the age of 19, before studying for a drama degree and embarking on an acting career. She now mainly works as an actress in film, theatre and TV. Her early experiences as a teenage model led her to join the Equity Models’ Committee to help change working standards for the better and to protect models from unregulated parts of the industry. She is currently Vice Chair of the committee. Alexa also has a diploma in journalism and works as a freelance writer and screenwriter.
As one of the founding members of the Equity Models' Committee, Victoria has supported Equity in its instigation of the first Code of Conduct for models, has been a representative figure for the Models’ Committee in the media and has produced the Committee’s media campaigns such as London Promotes. She has been closely involved in the ongoing development of The Model Alliance in New York, and is a producer in both the fashion and film industries.
Eva Maria Fahler
Eva began work as a child model at the age of 12. After becoming an Equity member she was asked to join the Models’ Committee to use her experiences to help others; although she had never encountered any problems within the modelling world, having done London Fashion Week and the Birmingham Clothes Show she was aware how difficult the work could be for models. Eva has an MSc in European Politics, has worked as a writer for Reuters and is a beauty ambassador for Erno Laszlo cosmetics in the USA. She continues to work as a model, actress and an activist in many fields including politics, the environment, and skin cancer awareness. She is currently working to raise the profile of the Equity Models’ Committee in Parliament.
Dominyka grew up in Lithuania. In her late teens she moved to the UK where she began a full-time modelling career. Over the last ten years she has travelled to and worked in all the top cities of the fashion industry. She is currently studying biological sciences whilst continuing her modelling work. Dominyka joined Equity because she wanted to help regulate the industry and to support younger models.
Mohan has been modelling for twelve years and has taken part in many major commercial campaigns during that time. He has also worked as an actor for the past six years and has commercial, drama, film and theatre experience. He joined the Equity Models’ Committee to help make a difference to aspects of the industry that do not support models’ best interests.