The COST (Council of Stock Theatres) agreement covers unde established drama or musical actions and includes six minimum wage levels. It can be used by commercial or non-profit theaters and must have a season with no less than two consecutive productions or, in the case of a unit tour, perform in two or more theater floors. There can be up to four weeks of rehearsal and up to eight weeks of performances per production in one place. Visits are authorised either by successive stock-jobbing contracts or by unit contracts. The COST agreement may not be used in the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco without the authorization of Equity. Second, Kate Shindle, president of the Actors` Equity Association, said: "This new agreement marks an important milestone in the development of the theatre`s commercial development and ensures that actors and spy directors participate in the success of a Broadway show if they are a success." It`s not true. While Equity has made great strides with its new deal, it has not guaranteed that its members will necessarily benefit from the action. For actors outside the city, the producer offers round-trip transportation in the form of a plane ticket or cash at least three days before the actor`s departure for the engagement venue. All transportation costs, including taxis, luggage and tips, must be paid by the manufacturer. It has been 11 years since the developmental lab agreement was concluded with the @BroadwayLeague. No one should earn the same salary as they did 11 years ago.

Help us show them that you are #NotALabRat. They #EquityStrong – t.co/OXbydIkYTI pic.twitter.com/zGz8kTkpQU In addition to using limited measures in benefits, manufacturers have found other ways to circumvent contractual restrictions. If the show is developed by a non-profit organization, which may appear as Tier 3 Lab/Atelier is not true, because even if the show has commercial producers behind it, the development work is normally covered by an agreement with the nonprofit, not the Broadway League member. Concerts of new shows at 54 Below and other venues, which often have an audience full of potential supporters, also don`t have to meet these new constraints. Equity offers a series of contracts designed for certain types of theatrical businesses. There are 27 contracts, each with its own working rules, and some of these contracts are modulated according to the number of seats in the house and the budget of the theater. If you have a question about a contract, call the union, (323) 634-1750, and you will be referred to one of the five representatives of the company that processes that specific contract. Please know the contract you are requesting before calling so that you can be served on time. Small Professional Theatre (SPT): These are experimental contracts for cities where pools of equity and territorial link members exist. Contracts are negotiated individually, with a salary range of $140 based on weekly gross. The maximum size of the house is 420.

Subject to special circumstances, no more than three actors and one stage manager may be engaged for a production under this Agreement. If three or more actors are employed, an internship manager must also be engaged as part of the guest artist contract. Tell me about salary, retirement, health and work contributions. Actors outside the city benefit from accommodation at no cost to the actor. Each actor has a private room. (If you cannot provide the accommodations, you should consult before issuing contracts with Equity.) An out-of-town actor is any actor whose residency address, as stated in Equity, is 50 miles or more from the theater. The current agreement started on 28 December 2015 and expires on 29 December 2019. The third-party contract is intended for use by non-profit theatres that are not covered by or refer to a collective agreement or that are subject to the off-Broadway, ANTC or regional commercial contract. . . .