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Seven update

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Equity is awaiting a revised pay offer from Seven Network for the agreement which covers the performers who work on their in-house drama productions, including Home & Away, Winners & Losers and Packed to the Rafters. Seven has offered 3 – 3.5% for the one-year agreement. Equity is seeking 4%.

Global gathering

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More than 50 representatives from performers’ unions around the world will gather in Sydney this week to discuss issues facing performers and their industry including copyright, international campaigns, the increasing phenomenon of recording live performances, and ways to grow performer union power and influence. Equity looks forward to welcoming our colleagues from around the world including Denmark, Switzerland, Morocco, the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Chile.

Which performers are up for an Equity Award?

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The cast members (see below) of Rake, Offspring, Packed to the Rafters, Bed of Roses and Underbelly: The Golden Mile will compete for Equity’s Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award, while the casts (see below) of The Librarians, Wilfred, Lowdown and Review with Myles Barlow are up for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Award. Winners will be announced next month.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Award

Lowdown
Amanda Brotchie, Beth Buchanan, Susie Dee, Paul Denny, Dailan Evans, Kim Gyngell, Anna Jennings-Edquist, Rebecca Massey, Geoffrey Rush, Martin Sharpe, Raj Sidhu, Cindy Waddingham, Adam Zwar
Review with Myles Barlow
Adrian Bernotti, Amanda Bishop, Anthony Hayes, Phil Lloyd, Eddie Nehl, Ivy Nehl
The Librarians
Heidi Arena, Stephen Ballantyne, Keith Brockett, Robyn Butler, Victoria Eagger, Bob Franklin, Justin Hamilton, Roz Hammond, Fiona Harris, Wayne Hope, Tony Moclair, Nicole Nabout
Wilfred
Jason Gann, Cindy Waddingham, Adam Zwar

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award

Bed of Roses

Kerry Armstrong, Julia Blake, Richard Davies, Susie Dee, Kaarin Fairfax, Janet Foye, Andrew S. Gilbert, Caroline Gillmer, Jay Laga’aia, HaiHa Le, Amanda Ma, Frank Magree, Lawrence Mah, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Cameron McKenzie, Dina Panozza, Tim Phillipps, Philip Quast, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, Gareth Yuen
Offspring
Linda Cropper, Richard Davies, Alicia Gardner, Don Hany, Jane Harber, Lachy Hulme, Asher Keddie, Deborah Mailman, Eddie Perfect, Kat Stewart, John Waters
Packed to the Rafters
Michael Caton, Ryan Corr, Rebecca Gibney, George Houvardas, Gillian Jones, Jessica Marais, Angus McLaren, Hugh Sheridan, James Stewart, Erik Thomson, Zoe Ventoura
Rake
Kate Box, Caroline Brazier, Richard Carter, Danielle Cormack, Matt Day, Russell Dykstra, Keegan Joyce, Steve Le Marquand, Geoff Morrell, Adrienne Pickering, Richard Roxburgh
Underbelly
Mitch Bartlett, Emma Booth, Dieter Brummer, Rob Carlton, Cheree Cassidy, Salvatore Coco, Caroline Craig, Natasha Cunningham, Firass Dirani, Damien Garvey, Michael Gittany, Diarmid Heidenreich, John Lahoud, Dan Mor, Tom O’Sullivan, Daniel Roberts, Waddah Sari, Peter Scarf, John Seru, Hazem Shammas, Paul Tassone, Sigrid Thornton, Wil Traval

New dance deal

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Negotiations for the Sydney Dance Company's new Dancers' Collective Agreement are progressing well, with the agreement likely to be finalised this week. Information on what improvements have been won by dancers will be communicated in the coming weeks. Inquires to Victoria Houston on (02) 9333 0960 or victoria.houston@alliance.org.au

Weekly workshops

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Our thanks to Jonathan Mills and Bernard Purcell who took the NSW Shot Size Workshop in Sydney last month. Fabulous feedback means we will definitely do this class again.

Every month Equity holds workshops and masterclasses around the country free of charge for financial members of Equity. In the coming weeks we have a casting day in Queensalnd, a voiceover workshop in Victoria and a TV commercials masterclass in Sydney. Click here to find out more about Equity's upcoming events or watch your weekly ebulletin for Equity news and events.

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