Juvenile Votes: When a company vote is taken during a company meeting and there are children in the Equity company, Council policy provides that, if the child is less than 14 years old, the parent may be present to advise the child. The cast meeting will not be delayed, however, if a parent is not available.
Filming and Taping: All Equity contracts contain specific prohibitions against the making of audio and/or visual recordings of equity productions. Equity contracts also identify recordings that are expressly permissible. Accordingly, you should always consult your Equity contract prior to any recording. In addition, please remember the following:
- Make sure you have signed a proper Equity release form or rider before participating in any recording or filming that is not expressly permitted in your contract (including the reference contract.)
- Notify Equity immediately if any unauthorized taping or filming takes place.
- To avoid penalties for unauthorized taping or broadcasting, please consult your Equity Business Representative before you make any recording.
Notices of Termination: Upon giving individual notice, whether it be by the Actor or Manager, both parties must submit a copy of the notice in writing to Equity. Please do not fail to comply with this rule in all instances.
Stunts: It is important that notice be given immediately to the Equity office whenever stunts, special effects, or business that may be dangerous is contemplated or is being rehearsed or performed. Timely notice to Equity can help prevent injuries. Your cooperation on this will be appreciated.
Redress of Grievances: The Council of Actors' Equity Association is anxious that you know the avenues open to you when seeking information or redress of grievances. You should initially try to solve your problems through the appropriate Equity Business Representative. Should the question not be answered and/or the problem not be solved to your satisfaction by the Business Representative, it is your right to seek recourse via the appropriate Senior Business Representative. If there still is not a satisfactory answer or solution, you should put the details in writing to the Regional Director. If even this does not prove satisfactory, you have the right to appeal to the appropriate Regional Board. Please remember that all inquiries, complaints and information will be treated with strictest confidentiality by the Equity staff. Do not hesitate to contact us on any matter.