Productions are preparing to welcome back actors from the picket line after the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) reached a tentative agreement with the studios, bringing an end to 118 days of strike action.
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance chief executive Erin Madeley argues that with the Australian screen industry on the cusp of a growth period, it can’t afford to forget the workforce who drives it forward.
The NSW Government has backtracked on its decision to cut $60 million from the state’s screen funding programs, announcing the Made In NSW fund and the Post, Digital and Visual Effects rebate will continue in their existing forms.
The crew of strike-affected production 'Apples Never Fall' has made an impassioned plea to Matchbox Pictures and NBCUniversal to "do the right thing" after they were stood down without pay.
The NSW Government has signalled it will make cuts to screen funding in next week's state budget, including the Made in NSW fund, the Post, Digital and Visual Effects rebate and the Digital Games Development Rebate Program.
Australian employers now have increased legal obligations to protect the mental wellbeing of employees. IF finds out what that means for the screen industry.