LPA and MEAA Consultation Guidelines for engaging international Performers on Major Commercial Productions
As you may be aware, the “Agreement Governing the Use of Foreign Artists in Live Theatre” was terminated by Live Performance Australia (LPA) in 2012. Since then, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) has sought to engage LPA in developing another agreement for engaging international performers for Major Musical Productions.
In late 2018, LPA in consultation with our Major Commercial Musical Producer Members, developed “Consultation Guidelines for engaging International Performers” (Consultation Guidelines).
On 18 December 2018, MEAA advised that it had accepted the Consultation Guidelines and that such Consultation Guidelines were “a very positive step for our industry.”
What is a Major Commercial Musical Production?
A Major Commercial Musical Production (MCMP) is a Production of musical theatre which is to take place in a venue with a seating capacity of more than 700 seats. The MCMP must be produced by at least one named producing party being a commercial producer.
What does this mean for Members?
- MCMP Members should follow the Consultation Guidelines
- Other Members who are contemplating the engagement of international perfomers, contact LPA as below.
Click here to access the Consultation Guidelines.