“Can your career get a boost through posting your musings to social media?”, asks communications coach Matt Guarente, as Equity agrees guidelines for social
media use for members working in the theatre
Actor and rapper Riz Ahmed is a busy man. Aside from his successful musical work he has carved out a career in a series of indie hits such as Four Lions and Nightcrawler. He is soon to appear in the new Star Wars film: Rogue One
Equity secured £3.7m for stage manager Rachael Presdee after she was paralysed following a preventable accident at Soho Theatre. Here she tells her story and calls
for greater viligance on health and safety
Francesca Martinez is a comedian, actor and writer. She has cerebal palsy, but prefers the term “wobbly” and believes that broadcasters should stop standing in the way of talented people with a difference.
Sally Hawkins needed Equity’s help when she was injured on a film set and the insurance company refused to pay. Here, she recalls the incident and also reflects on the positive side of the movie business
Equity has welcomed the announcements this week of emergency funds for the arts in Scotland and Northern Ireland, while continuing to call for a comprehensive support package and investment in the creative industries.