June 7, 2019
Last week, IndieWire published RPJ Partner Nicole Page’s editorial on the new anti-harassment laws in New York and California and how they could affect television and film production in those states. The article provides important insights for not only production companies, but also actors, and in an industry where resources for actors in this area are not as readily findable, Alex Ates took note. Writing for Backstage, an online platform for actors and performers and a magazine with industry news and career tips, Ates says, “Several new laws in entertainment epicenters have sought to expand workplace protections for industry workers, and lawyer Nicole Page is doing the work to inform managers and workers alike of these rights.”
Ates further quotes Ms. Page and contextualizes her advice to companies and performers within the Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA union rules in order to more specifically provide actors with need-to-know information on how they should be treated on set, information and policies that productions should automatically provide them, and other modes of recourse performers can take in light of the new laws.”
Read the full article, “What NY and LA Actors Should Know About Protecting Themselves at Work,” on Backstage here.
Ms. Page practices in entertainment, employment and intellectual property at the firm, and has spoken and written about sexual harassment in the film and television production industries for numerous panels and publications.