Who’d be a working actor? It’s not even a dog’s life

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Actor Neil Pigot watches another of his colleagues throw in his day job as pay rates for actors plummet. His friend guest starred in an episode of a highly rating television show and was paid $1,250 before tax. Pigot argues that the flowering of low cost, do-it-yourself, creative amateurism combined with our political leaders’ failure to articulate the value of

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An actor’s lament: the arts is not an ‘industry’


“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable” — George Bernard Shaw In case you hadn’t heard, last year the Federal government’s arts funding body, the Australia Council, had its funding cut by $104 million (over four years). The upshot has been a $12 million cut in the latest round of operational funding grants to the small

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