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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

2008: Year of Equity

2008 is turning out to be a big year in Actor's Equity negotiations--their contract with both the "Broadway League" (formerly League of American Theatres and Producers) and the LORT theatres are coming up for renewal.

Campbell Robertson today tries to reassure that Broadway is not facing another strike. And the LORT issues haven't even begun to be debated.

But I did take note of one of the Equity demands for Broadway actors:

The union is likely to propose ways to manage the growing demands on actors’ time for publicity work; the league wants to loosen some of the current restrictions on filmed or recorded promotional work.
Yes, I've noticed a lot more fancy publicity junkets for big Broadway openings. Are the actors getting paid at all for those?

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