U.K. Union Equity Strikes Coronavirus Pay Deals For Soap Actors, Theater Workers

Published on Apr 08, 2020

U.K. Union Equity Strikes Coronavirus Pay Deals For Soap Actors, Theater Workers

U.K. actors union Equity has agreed a financial support deal with producers and broadcasters for on-screen artists working in continuing dramas such as “EastEnders” and “Coronation Street” following a complete shutdown of production due to coronavirus.

The deal also includes popular soaps such as “Holby,” “Casualty,” “Doctors,” “River City,” “Pobol y Cwm,” “Emmerdale” and “Hollyoaks.”

Equity said it has agreed monthly payments for cast that either meet or come very close to government schemes for employed and self-employed workers, which mean they are likely to receive around 80% of their regular monthly pay or profits up to £2,500 a month.

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Read full article at: Variety - TV News

Author: Tim Dams