ActionActors refutes producers statement

Press Release – ActionActors Bruce Hopkins, a 30yr veteran in the NZ performing arts, film & TV scene and founder of the unique Temp HR agency, ActionActors, which sources temp work to support actors who are between paid acting jobs, has questioned a recent claim made on Radio …ActionActors refutes producers statement re TPPA copyright extension Bruce Hopkins, a 30yr veteran in the NZ performing arts, film & TV scene and founder of the unique Temp HR agency, ActionActors, which sources temp work to support actors who are between paid acting jobs, has questioned a recent claim made on Radio New Zealand by a senior figure and one of the most significant producers of NZs television & film industry. The comment was made in support of a potential 20yr extension of copyright term protections in the recently signed TPP agreement. During the interview it was claimed that; “… any of the productions that we make, the writers, the directors, the actors, are all participants in the pool, so as long as that money keeps coming in they will continue to receive something”. Hopkins said “As someone who has attempted to make as much of my living as possible from acting, during what is now a 30yr acting career, I would like to point out that in fact actors in NZ have not had the benefit of having a residual...

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