I do not agree when you say that the responsible way to negotiate with the parties is that there are about 500-2000 film schools media schools that you give to almost every school giving a camera to a student and expects them to continue. It is simply unrealistic to expect every local branch of Equity to trade locally. In total, there are only 6, as I said, media schools or film classes. A film course is by no means a film school and cannot be defined as such. BBC Equity TV Agreement 6 Jun 2016.pdfEquity Audio Agreement 2017-18Voice Rates Card.pdfWalk-on Rate Card 2017 .pdfequity audio agreement 2017 18 finalITV Main – Walk-On Agreement Jan 2016 – .pdfTAC Equity Walk-on Agreement 1. January 2018 WELSH.pdfTAC Equity Walk-on Agreement 2018 ENGLISH.pdf The approach you advocate seems to me localized and isolated, isolated, isolated and isolated, which is wrong if you use a national impact to sort this problem. Not all members of my branch agree to do so. I expect them to stay true to what they think is best for them. Those who enjoy all the benefits get a much better deal here than where the confrontation takes place. Where actors are treated as if they were worthless! >>>I think we need to be realistic and understand that most of Mejia`s students are students and don`t go everywhere. The only students who will probably have some kind of film career are those from committed film schools that have a proven track record. The support of the next generation and the authorization for talent to go out ofland is not really the point if it is simply a third semester project as part of a « Mejia » course. >>> For your information, Equity has an agreement with the NFTV school and this could be applied by any film school it wanted.
Equity took a very broad approach to film schools a few years ago, but they refused to get in touch with us. But in Bradford, they pay $100 a day for filming and rehearsal. Don`t destroy our agreement with them because of your own political agenda. It`s kind of a mockery of the student equity contract that`s been around for years, which you said, Clive, isn`t it? Discussions with the HMRC NMW Enforcement Unit suggest that student films are covered by the NMW, and in fact, the National Film and Television School has revised the rates negotiated with Equity to reflect this. So what`s going on? Are we going to let his talent collapse? Do we NOT support the new generations of filmmakers? Or should we take our own position and use our common sense and receive a reward one way or another? Moreover, if film schools are considered charities, they would not be allowed to give copies of DVDs to members, since charities are prohibited from granting « in-kind benefits ». I think the subject is much more complicated than some do. That`s why we took our own initiative and offered a compromise to the film schools in our region.