Levelling the playing field in the AV industry

Irish Equity and Ged Nash TD hosted an information meeting in the Oireachtas today to call on the Government to support the Labour Party’s amendment on improving conditions in the audio-visual industry.

Irish Equity members with Labour Party TD, Ged Nash pictured at Leinster House today. Photo: Ethan Golding.

The meeting is part of the union’s campaign to “level the playing field” for Irish performers, ensure that there is not a two-tier system and bring the law governing performer contracts in line with relevant copyright legislation.

The amendment proposed by Labour Party TD, Ged Nash, supports recommendations made in the Budgetary Oversight Committee Report on Section 481 Tax Credit in the audio-visual industry.

It would ensure that Irish performers, screenwriters, directors and screen composers are engaged on terms and conditions that comply with the Copyright and Related Act 2000 and the EU Copyright Directive.