The Spotlight Podcast: Young Performer Rights and Licensing

What are the rights of a young performer? What is a 'licence' for?

If you're a younger performer (or a parent of a young performer!), what are your rights on the job? What pay are you entitled to? And why do you need a licence to work?

In this episode we talk to Lucy Jones, the Child Employment Officer at the London Borough of Bromley and Secretary of the National Network for Children in Employment and Entertainment as well as Claire Hood, from Equity, who has worked for two years in Recorded Media looking after ITV and PACT, as well as previously working for the BCC/ITV. We talk about what licensing is for, what the common pitfalls are, the rights and protections performers should be aware of, and more. 

Take a listen (27 mins):

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