Member Discounts

Actors and Tax seminar on 1 August

equity green logoPlease join us at the St Columba Centre, Vermont St, Ponsonby at 5:30pm on Thursday 1 August. An IRD consultant will advise you how to do your taxes and some experienced actors will tell you what you can and cannot claim as tax deductible. Feel free to bring along your tax questions. Non-members are welcome too, as a service to the industry. Equity will do our best to film the event for actors in the rest of the country.

Casting Confidential - 11 June at 1pm - Livestreamed from LA

equityfoundationA reminder that the Equity Casting Confidential Q&A will be livestreamed to you from the Screen Actors Guild offices Los Angeles tomorrow at 1pm (Tues 11 June).

CLICK HERE to get tips from Andrew Warne (president of Australians in Film) and casting directors Matt Skrobalak, Amy Jo Berman and Marcia Ross.

New Zealand and Australian actors who are based in LA will be there too.

Advice for new grads on how to earn a living

This is the latest clip from the Actors Equity Grad Day held in August 2012, in which Pete Coates, Grae Burton and Jodie Ellis offer some advice to new graduates on how to earn a living as actors and how to create work.

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Want to work with performers?

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is the trade union representing performing artists and workers in the entertainment and media industries.

The Alliance is currently looking to fill a key vacancy in New Zealand based in Auckland:

• Organiser – performers

The Organiser will focus on strategic campaigning aimed at organising our industries, growing union membership and developing members and activists.

The successful applicant will be experienced and able to demonstrate initiative, excellent communication and negotiation skills and relevant qualifications.

Knowledge of the industries and the legal framework of people working in the industry and/or experience in the trade union movement is desirable.

Written applications should be addressed to:

Director Equity
Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance
PO Box 723
Strawberry Hills
NSW 2012
Australia

or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications close 5pm, 20th June 2008.

Thank you for your application

Thank you for your application to join NZ Actors' Equity a fully autonomous section of the the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance.  Your details have been received by our Membership Centre who will contact you shortly.

If you have any other enquiries regarding the application you have just submitted, Equity can be contacted on 09 360 1980.

All other enquiries can be directed to the Alliance Information Desk via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you again for your application.

To return to the Equity home page click here.

Member Discounts

THEATRE

Q Theatre (Akl)
10% off food and beverages for the Equity member only on presentation of Equity card.
Ph: (09) 3099771. www.qtheatre.co.nz

Auckland Theatre Company (Akl)
Concession rate on presentation of Equity card.
Ph: (09) 309 3395. www.atc.co.nz

BATS Theatre (Wlg)
Concession prices on all shows on presentation of Equity card. Ph: (04) 8024175. www.bats.co.nz

Circa Theatre (Wlg)
Pre-booked tickets at $38 and standby tickets for $25 for Equity members.
Ph: (04) 8017992. www.circa.co.nz

Downstage Theatre (Wlg)
Industry ticket price $25 (standby). Show your Equity card at the box office.
Ph: (04) 8016946. www.downstage.co.nz

Court Theatre (Chc)
Equity members pay the student rate: $29
Ph: (03) 9630870. www.courttheatre.org.nz

Silo Theatre (Akl)
Industry standby rate of $25 for tickets purchased 30 minutes before show starts.
Ph: (09) 3660339. www.silotheatre.co.nz

CINEMA

Academy Cinemas  
Concession $10

The Embassy - Event Cinemas (Wlg)
Mon-Fri: student price for Equity members.
10 Kent Terrace, Wellington Ph: (04) 3847657

Roxy Cinema (Wlg)
Student price for Equity members on presentation of Equity card.
5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington Ph: (04) 388 5555

Penthouse Cinema (Wlg)
Student price for Equity members on presentation of Equity card.
205 Ohiro Road, Brooklyn, Wellington Ph: (04) 384 3157

Light House Cinema (Wlg)
Student price for Equity members on presentation of Equity card.
29 Wigan St, Te Aro, Wellington  Ph: (04) 385 3337

Hoyts Cinemas
$9.50 for member plus one guest before 5pm. Blockbuster pricing applies, not valid after 5pm Saturday, VIP Class, LA Premiere and The Halfpipe.
Auckland - Hoyts Wairau Park; Hoyts Sylvia Park
Wellington - Hoyts Lower Hutt; Regent on Manners
Dunedin - Hoyts Octagon
Christchurch - Hoyts Northlands; Hoyts Riccarton

Rialto Cinemas
$10 ticket with Equity card, Mondays to Fridays only

Reading Cinemas
One ticket at student discount rate from any Reading Cinema nationwide except Tuesdays.

Event Cinemas
Student rate weekdays before 5pm with Equity card

Auckland Film Society
Discount on Premier Card members’ rate
www.aucklandfilmsociety.org.nz

Empire Cinema Island Bay (Wlg)
Student rate with Equity card.
Ph: (04) 9397557  www.empirecinema.co.nz


TRAINING

Isabel Fish Academy (Akl)
10% discount for youth acting courses and children of members. 15% discount for adult one on one courses and 10% discount for adult course.
Ph: (09) 3767118/3767123 Mob: (021) 08113606

Presenters Platform (Akl)
10% discount for an 8 week TV presenters training course with Paulus Romijin.
Ph: (09) 3605039.  Mob: (0274) 880952.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stuart Clarke Vocal Studio (Akl and Wlg)
NZ's only certified SLS instructor. 10% off all singing lessons and vocal programmes for Equity members. Can do singing lessons over skype.
Mob: (021) 176 4073.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.stuartclarke.co.nz

 


HORSERIDING LESSONS

Lincoln Stud (Akl)
Member discounts for lessons. A helpful skill bound to boost your employability. Ph: (09) 411 7716

 


COSTUMES/PROPS

First Scene Props Costume Hire (Akl)
10% discount on presentation of Equity card.
597 New North Road, Morningside.
Ph: (09) 8157230
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Fotografica (Wlg)
Photographer Alicia Scott gives 15% discount off normal portfolio shot prices.
Mob: (021) 491845. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.fotografica.co.nz

Amarbir Singh (Akl)
Mention Equity for discount. Mob: (021) 02616640

 


PUBLICISTS/PUBLICITY

Elephant Publicity (Akl)
10% discount for Equity members.
Ph: Michelle Lafferty (09) 3684180
Mob: (027) 2956450
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brianne Kerr Publicity (Wlg)
10% discount – produce Equity card at initial meeting. Contact to discuss a free consultation.
Ph: (04) 8016470. Mob: (021) 1655784
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Showcast
Discount on the internet-only price to Equity members.
Mob: (021) 411 228. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


ACCOUNTANTS

Alison Morgan (Wlg)
Will help assemble your records to save time and money.
Mob: (027) 4446357.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Book Assist (Akl)
Leeyan Stephens, experienced with actors’ tax accounting.
Mob: (027) 4714752
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LAWYERS

Tim Riley (Akl)
Dominion Law Entertainment Lawyers. “Creative people need creative lawyers”. First half hour free for initial consultation.
Suite 23, 72 Dominion Road
Ph: (09) 6385861. Mob: (021) 610490
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

TRAVEL

Rodney Bane – Travel Broker (Wlg)
Equity members get up to 3% discount on international airfares (based on Holiday Shoppe Standard pricing policy) and 10% off travel insurance (part of an international journey).
Mob: (021) 934406. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stage and Screen Travel (Akl)
Competitive Airfares, Accommodation and Car Hire for Equity members and regular deal of the week
Ph: Sarah-Jane Duncan on 0800 157 989
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

DVD/MUSIC

Aro Street (Wlg)
10% off $35 ten-trip rental + DVDs bought at shop or online. Mention Equity when buying online.
7 Aro Street, Wellington
Ph: (04) 8017101. www.arovideo.co.nz

Real Groovy Records  (Akl)
Pay $5 to join the club and get a point for every dollar you spend. $20 off with 200 points.
Ph: (09) 306 1839

 


OPENING NIGHT

Genevieve Flowers (Paikakariki)
Either 20% more flowers in your bunch or 10% cash discount.
Ph: (04) 292-8049. Mob: (027) 2525469
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


BOOKS

Pathfinder Bookshop (Akl)
10% discount.
38 Lorne St, Auckland. Ph: (09) 379 0147

Women’s Bookshop (Akl)
10% discount.
105 Ponsonby Road. Ph: (09) 376 4399
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Browsers Quality Secondhand bookshop (Hamilton/Tauranga)
10% discount.
221 Victoria St South, Hamilton. Ph: (07) 839 1919
26 Wharf St, Tauranga. Ph: (07) 577 0900

 


HEALTH, HAIR & BEAUTY

Specforce Fitness Gym (Akl)
First three circuits/classes free with Equity card, plus 20% discount on any membership six months and over - both on one-offs and weekly/fortnightly direct debits, and a 10% discount on personal training.
http://specforce.co.nz/

Somus mobile massage (Akl)
$60 for 60 minute sessions, or $90 for 90 minute sessions to members. 11am - 7pm Tue – Sat. Will come to you at home, in the green room or on set.
www.somusmassage.com

Love my Look (Akl)
20% discount for members on spray tanning, teeth whitening and body treatments, including lip plumping, massage and waxing. Mention Equity when you book, and take Equity card. 169 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland.
Ph: 0800 MY LOOK.
www.lovemylook.co.nz

 


PRINTING/PHOTOCOPYING

Rapid Copy Ltd (Wlg)
10% off photocopying, poster printing, flyers on presentation of Equity card.
191 Thorndon Quay, Wellington
Ph/Fax: (04) 471 2537
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.rapidcopy.co.nz