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: Engagement of Child Artist
This appendix to the Equity-SPADA recommended screen production agreement sets out all the conditions under which juvenile actors (under-16s) should be hired. Some important features are that juvenile actors must have a primary duty chaperone (i.e. the chaperone cannot be also working as a crew member) and that babies no longer have to wear make-up. Under eight's cannot work more than six hours per day (including travel time); nine - 11 year olds cannot work more than eight hours (including travel time) and 12 - 16 year olds cannot work more than 10 hours per day (including travel time). Appropriate child friendly food must be provided on set.