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NZ Actors Equity, SPADA, and Council of trade unions meet in Wellington

Hobbitonmayor
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Oct 14 2010, 1:55am


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Hello everyone

This link states that a meeting took place between the CTU, SPADA, and NZ actors equity!! This could be the beginning of a breakthrough in the boycott - only time will tell...

http://tvnz.co.nz/...n-wellington-3835979

A meeting has been held today in Wellington between the warring Hobbit movie factions.
The minister for economic development, Gerry Brownlee, facilitated the meeting between representatives of the Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA), Actors' Equity, and Council of Trade Unions.
Brownlee said it was a useful and productive discussion.
He said the parties have agreed to work together to update the conditions of engagement for performers in the New Zealand screen production industry.
The parties believe this process will help to ensure New Zealand remains an attractive screen production environment.
Brownlee said no further comment will be made.

Another article!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/...ree-to-work-together

Unions and film industry representatives locked in an ongoing industrial dispute surrounding The Hobbit have agreed to work together to update actors' conditions.
Representatives from the Screen Production and Development Association, the Actors' Equity union and the Council of Trade Unions met today for discussions facilitated by Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee.
The Government earlier made Mr Brownlee and Arts and Culture Minister Chris Finlayson available to help mediate the dispute between the groups.
In a joint statement, the groups said today's discussions were useful and productive.
The groups had agreed to work together to update the conditions of engagement for performers in the local film industry.
They said the process would help ensure New Zealand remained an attractive place for film productions.


(This post was edited by Hobbitonmayor on Oct 14 2010, 2:00am)

Subject User Time
NZ Actors Equity, SPADA, and Council of trade unions meet in Wellington Hobbitonmayor Send a private message to Hobbitonmayor Oct 14 2010, 1:55am
    Hooray! Iolite Send a private message to Iolite Oct 14 2010, 2:21am
    Wow the way this is worded Tim Send a private message to Tim Oct 14 2010, 2:30am
        But will WB play ball? Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Oct 14 2010, 9:25am
        If they are agreeing to work together sphdle1 Send a private message to sphdle1 Oct 14 2010, 11:12am
    Having been involved in union negotiations Snaga Send a private message to Snaga Oct 14 2010, 2:26pm
        I hate to say it but it might already be too late for New Zealand Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Oct 14 2010, 3:03pm
            I agree sphdle1 Send a private message to sphdle1 Oct 14 2010, 3:16pm
    Great news either way Flagg Send a private message to Flagg Oct 14 2010, 3:46pm
        If they start to film Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Oct 14 2010, 4:10pm

 
 
 

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