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Actors are told 'take it or leave it', says former 'Isidingo' star

Actors are told 'take it or leave it', says former 'Isidingo' star

10.10.2019

Actor s are told 'take it or leave it', says former ' Isidingo ' star

Actor and chairman of the SA Guild of Actors, Jack Devnarain , describes the conditions faced by actors in the film and TV space.

He's also the national chair of the South African Guild of Actors, which has been pushing for changes in the film and TV industry.

Many local actors have broken their silence on the injustices they face in the industry and how their rights are not protected.

He explains that producers are not receptive to actors who want to dispute unfair contractual terms, including pay and the length of on-call periods.

In this country, we have a take-it-or-leave-it and if you don't like it, walk away.

Jack Devnarain, Actor and chairman of the SA Guild of Actors

According to Bagraim, actors and other creatives are legally entitled to various types of leave, regardless of the length of their employment contract.

Michael Bagraim, labour lawyer at Bagraim Attorneys

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