Your Equity-Spada screen agreement explained
Every week, the Equity New Zealand E-Bulletin will explain a clause in our Equity-SPADA recommended screen agreement, and publish this explanation on the website.
This week we look at: Special Conditions (if any):
This is not so much a clause as a blank space in the contract. It should be used by your agent to include any improvements they may have negotiated for you individually, over and above the minimum standards in the agreement. Special Conditions (if any) should never be used for the producer to downgrade the agreement. Recently, we have seen a producer using this blank space to delete our agreed protective clauses around nudity and replace these clauses with their own, downgraded clauses which say the actor can be asked to do more nudity during the shoot than originally agreed. Equity has taken this up and will continue to make sure that the Special Conditions section is not used by producers to alter the letter and spirit of the agreement.