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EQUITY IN INTERNATIONAL VICTORY

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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

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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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ARTS COUNCIL MUST CHANGE

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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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ROWAN ATKINSON: REVIEWING THE SITUATION

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As Rowan Atkinson returns to the stage in Oliver! Martin McGrath talks to him about his career, his relationship with Equity and how Cameron Mackintosh finally persuaded him to take the role of Fagin when he doesn’t like musicals and … Continue reading

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DAVID PROWSE: THE MAN IN BLACK

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Martin McGrath talks to David Prowse on being Darth Vader and how performers should be careful think about protecting their future when they sign a contract, Continue reading

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ON THE ART OF BURLESQUE

Often criticised by those who have never seen a performance Martin McGrath discovers that burlesque is not a dirty word when he talks to three performers about how they discovered their artform, their pride in their work and the controversy … Continue reading

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JIM FITZPATRICK MP: ON ROGUE AGENTS

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Rogue agencies are fleecing the unwary of their money. Martin McGrath asks DTI minister Jim Fitzpatrick MP what the government is going to do about it. Continue reading

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RONNIE CORBETT: NATURAL BORN STORYTELLER

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After almost 60 years as an entertainer, Ronnie Corbett remains one of the most instantly recognisable faces on British television. Martin McGrath talks to him about life in the union, comedy and his only disagreemnet with Ronnie Barker. Continue reading

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TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF FEAR

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His acting career had barely begun when it was cut short by stage fright, but you don’t have to be a victim of terror, Martin McGrath looks at what can you do to fight back and how you can get help. Continue reading

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: OPPORTUNITY MISSED

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The publication of the government’s Digital Britain strategy, compiled by Lord Carter and released to a great deal of media attention and hype in June 2009, represents a most serious missed opportunity for a country seeking to play a major role in the future digital economy. Continue reading

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