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13 June 2022

Equity has signed a letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, to urge her to reconsider the Government’s plans to privatise Channel 4. The government recently confirmed this decision in their recently published White Paper alongside other policies impacting the broadcasting sector. Written by the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU), the letter is signed by Equity, Bectu, the National Union of Journalists, the Musicians’ Union and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

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21 April 2022

Today we've launched a new campaign to strengthen performer’s rights in response to the rapid development of artificial intelligence across the entertainment industry.

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16 January 2020

Storyteller Richard O’Neill comes from a traditional, nomadic Romani Gypsy family. He believes his community should be better represented in TV, film and theatre

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18 June 2019

This year members have identified immersive theatre as a priority area for the Professionally Made, Professionally Paid campaign

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18 June 2019

Small scale tours have been identified by members as a priority area for the Professionally Made, Professionally Paid campaign

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19 June 2018

Hula hoop artist Symoné talks to us about the circus, her world record, and the evolution of her personal performance style

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23 May 2018

Members are asked to share their insight and help us develop strategy to improve student film working conditions

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26 April 2018

Helen Vine was looking forward to a fun tour bringing classical theatre to primary schools, but instead she was forced to endure a sustained period of bullying and sexual harassment

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24 April 2018

Equity's Directors and Designers are asking members to help save theatres from darkness

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29 March 2018

The initiative promotes the union's harassment helpline and a statement to be read at the beginning of rehearsal periods

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03 May 2022

Equity members working on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella were told on Sunday 1 May that the show will end on 12 June. Not only was the news shared on a Sunday before a bank holiday – meaning those affected could not contact their agent for support – but we understand that some cast members and stage management heard the news first through social media or the press. This is unacceptable - all creative workers deserve to be treated with dignity at work.

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07 March 2022

As the International Committee for Artists’ Freedom (ICAF) within Equity, our work is to help overseas artists who face persecution, censorship and threats to their safety and lives. For almost 50 years we have directly supported and stood in solidarity with artists internationally: from Myanmar to Afghanistan, Colombia and Belarus. Today, we also stand with Ukraine.

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