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19 July 2017

Equity launches Manifesto demanding radical change to casting

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01 July 2017

Guy Woolf is an actor and a drag queen called Elektra Cute. Here, he discusses modern variety, the Spice Girls and what he feels is the greatest challenge facing the arts

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01 May 2017

“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

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01 May 2017

Casting director Manuel Puro outlines the best approaches to self-tape auditions as Equity launches an online video to help guide members through the basics

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01 May 2017

Comedian Jimmy Cricket is a variety star. He worked as a Butlin’s Redcoat, honed his craft on the northern club circuit before breaking through to TV. And he’s not finished yet

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01 February 2016

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

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01 February 2015

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

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01 October 2014

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.

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02 February 2012

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

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03 June 2021

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28 April 2021

Equity General Secretary Paul Fleming, together with leading cultural organisations and unions, has signed an open letter to Boris Johnson urging him to deliver on his promise to fix the Brexit crisis for the creative industries.

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19 October 2020

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