Highlights of New Equity/League Contract Released
WAGES: The new contract provides an annual wage increase of three percent over the four-year contract.
BENEFITS: Producers have agreed to meaningful increases in health fund contributions that seek to stabilize the fund for the foreseeable future.
EXPERIMENTAL TOURING PROGRAM: A new, tiered salary system provides an innovative approach to meet the economic needs of the road. The appropriate tier is utilized based on a set of criteria which includes guarantees from presenters to producers, size of company and other variables. The agreement also includes a provision that provides additional compensation for Equity members for successful engagements before a show recoups and still more compensation once a show is profitable.
PROMOTIONS: The parties have agreed to a mutually beneficial approach to encourage the use of advertising and marketing materials featuring actors across all mediums, providing more flexibility for producers in show marketing.
SAFETY: The parties have agreed to jointly develop a safety protocol that will assist producers, directors, designers and actors in the development and staging process to try to reduce the risk of injury to performers.