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SDUK OPEN LETTER TO EQUITY

From Piers Haggard, CEO

We note with interest recent comments about Stage Directors UK, made by Equity President Malcolm Sinclair and Assistant GS Stephen Spence, in particular their remarks on Equity’s failure and SDUK’s achievements in the representation of directors.

It is true that in eighteen short months  – and without any ‘negotiating rights’ – Stage Directors UK has transformed the conditions of British directors: in fact we have been so successful that a few set and costume designers have even asked if they can join us!

In 2015, the comprehensive SDUK Earnings Report started pushing fees up after years of stasis based on invisibly low Equity minimums; this January, our Assistants’ Agreement put in place some long overdue protections for early career directors… (Full letter HERE)

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