PACT/Equity Agreement 2019: A Comprehensive Guide
In the entertainment industry, performers and actors rely on their unions to protect their interests and ensure that they receive fair compensation for their work. In the UK, the two primary organizations representing performers and actors are the Professional Association of Screen and Television (PACT) and the Equity organization.
In 2019, PACT and Equity came together to negotiate a new agreement that outlines the terms and conditions under which performers and actors in the UK will be compensated for their work. Here is a comprehensive guide to the PACT/Equity Agreement 2019.
The PACT/Equity Agreement 2019 is a new, comprehensive agreement that replaces the older PACT/Equity Commercial Agreement and the ITV Equity Agreement. It outlines the terms and conditions under which performers and actors in the UK will be compensated for their work in commercial productions, including television commercials, corporate videos, and online content.
The agreement is designed to provide fair compensation for performers and actors, protect their rights, and ensure that their contributions to commercial productions are valued and respected.
Key Features of the Agreement
The PACT/Equity Agreement 2019 includes several key features that are designed to protect the interests of performers and actors and ensure that they receive fair compensation for their work. Some of the most important features include:
1. Increased Minimum Fees – The agreement includes increased minimum fees for all performers and actors. This means that performers and actors will earn a higher minimum wage for their work in commercial productions.
2. Improved Terms and Conditions – The new agreement includes improved terms and conditions for performers and actors, including better working conditions, improved safety standards, and increased protections against harassment and discrimination.
3. Digital Usage Rights – The agreement also includes new provisions for digital usage rights, which will ensure that performers and actors receive fair compensation for their work in online content and other digital media.
4. Increased Pension Contributions – The agreement includes increased pension contributions for performers and actors, helping to ensure that they have financial security in their retirement.
5. Better Enforcement – The new agreement also includes better enforcement mechanisms, which will help to ensure that performers and actors receive the compensation and protections that they are entitled to.
The PACT/Equity Agreement 2019 represents a significant step forward for performers and actors in the UK. By improving minimum fees, terms and conditions, digital usage rights, pension contributions, and enforcement mechanisms, the agreement will provide increased protection and compensation for performers and actors in commercial productions.
If you are a performer or actor who is interested in working in commercial productions, it is important to understand your rights and the terms of the PACT/Equity Agreement 2019. By working with a knowledgeable agent or union representative, you can ensure that you receive fair compensation for your work and are protected against discrimination and harassment.