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    Posted February 8, 2010

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New Philly Fringe Code Approved

By Tom Helmer, Chair, Philadelphia Area Liaison Committee

At its meeting on January 12, 2010, the Eastern Regional Board approved the use of a newly crafted PHILLY FRINGE Code for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.

For many years, AEA members in Philadelphia have used the AEA Members Project Code in the "Philly Fringe" portion of the annual Festival. The new PHILLY FRINGE Code was crafted by using many of the recently adopted changes to the AEA Members Project Code that Council approved in December 2009. This new Code also takes into account some of the required elements of participation in the Fringe, for instance, liability insurance and participation fees.

How does it work?

The use of Members Project Code at the Philly Fringe is being replaced by the newly approved PHILLY FRINGE Code. This code is created solely for its use by AEA members in the "Philly Fringe" portion of the Festival.

Established in 2003 for the "Live Arts" portion of the Festival but never used, the old LIVE ARTS CODE has expired and will not be renewed.

Producers looking to cast AEA members for productions in either the "Live Arts" or "Philly Fringe" portions of the Festival must use an appropriate AEA contract.

If you are looking to participate in the Philly Fringe and want to find out more about the PHILLY FRINGE code, you can contact the committee at or call the AEA toll free hotline 1 877 232 1913 ext 832 for additional contact information.

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