Non-Union Production: The Hobbit
The makers of feature film The Hobbit – to be shot in New Zealand next year – are refusing to engage performers on union-negotiated agreements.
Members of Canadian Actors Equity, US Actors Equity, the Screen Actors Guild, UK Actors Equity, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (Australia) and the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists have been advised not to accept work on this non-union production.
Here’s some information about The Hobbit and the engagement of performers.
We encourage you to read this document and come long to next week’s meeting on Tuesday September 28 at 7pm at Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn.
This is an important issue for all NZ performers and your attendance at the meeting is vital!
If you are contacted to be engaged on The Hobbit please notify your union immediately.