The International Federation of Actors (FIA) held an extremely successful regional meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, from December 14 to 16, 2007.
Latin American unions gather to address the health and safety concerns of performers and explore innovative ways to meet them.
Dubbing performers in Hungary resolve to strike for three days against unacceptable working terms and conditions. FIA calls on all its affiliates to echo their grievances and make their support known to the local dubbing studios.
FIA is proud to announce that ACTRA in Canada successfully won its first ever industrial action and was able to secure to English-speaking performers in Canada working on radio, television and film production the right to be fairly remunerated when their work is exploited on new media and the Internet.
FIA, together with the International Federation of Musicians, has held a very successful workshop with Indonesian performers’ organisations. Remarkably, this was the first time that anyone attempted to bring them together – only for them to realise they had much more to gain by pulling their energies together, rather than fighting their battle alone.
FIA has decided to look into the relationship between the use of rakes on stage and the injuries that performers occur while rehearsing or playing, with a view to drafting minimum harmonised guidelines and, possibly also, promoting a code of conduct at European and international level.
The European Commission threatens the future of cultural diversity by seeking to achieve a genuine internal market in the provision of audiovisual media services.
FIA is proud to report a groundbreaking twinning agreement between Canadian Actors' Equity and the ORUUANO of Namibian Artists Union.