Are you on top of your royalties?
Equity’s Distribution Services (EDS) collect over £10 million each year in secondary payments that the union negotiates for performers who have been engaged on Equity contracts. EDS payments are additional to the millions of pounds of standard repeats and royalties arising out of union agreements which are handled and paid out by broadcasters and production companies.
As there is no single payment point for royalties, it can be confusing knowing when different types of royalties are due and who is responsible for passing them onto agents and performers. Our FAQs are designed to give performers the advice and information needed to ensure they are never out of pocket when it comes to royalties and secondary payments.