News Reporting

Writing good news stories often involves responding quickly to changing circumstances and identifying an effective approach to explain complex issues straightforwardly and effectively. This section contains some of the news stories and news features that I have written during my career.

AGENT HEMMINGS GETS HAMMERED

In a ground-breaking case an agent who has repeatedly engaged performers for roles and then refused to pay them has been prosecuted by the government’s Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EASI) thanks to Equity members supported by their union. Continue reading

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ARTS COUNCIL MUST CHANGE

Angry meeting at Young Vic condemns Arts Council England’s “isolated and high-handed” approach to decision-making and sets out the artistic community’s demands for a more transparent and fairer funding process Continue reading

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EQUITY IN INTERNATIONAL VICTORY

Daro Film Distributions tried to avoid paying members’ residual fees for the use of their work. Equity pursued the case across the globe to ensure fair play. Continue reading

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FREE ZAGARNAR

Born in Burma/Myanmar in 1961 Zarganar has spent almost his entire life living in a country ruled by an oppressive military regime. He is a comedian, an actor and a film director in his native Burma and he is also the most famous and most popular satirist in his country. But highlighting the Burmese government’s failure to protect its people has cost him his freedom. Continue reading

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MIT WARNING ON TIN-FOIL HATS

Any conspiracy theorists, X-Files fans and any journalist looking for a cheap punchline at the expense of nerds and geeks the world over can tell you taht the humble tin-foil hat has long been the headwear of choice for evading secret transmissions from origins unknown. Continue reading

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