STAFF

Equity currently employs 180 full-time professional and part-time support staff in its three office cities and one additional satellite office. The staff is responsible for handling the day-to-day business of the Association and its members.

Executive Director Mary McColl is responsible for the overall implementation of national policy, contract oversight and negotiations, and communication with our members and the public. Steve DiPaola, Assistant Executive Director for Finance and Administration, oversees Equity's national finances and overall administration. Three Regional Directors oversee the contract business representatives in each of their respective offices and regional areas. This team of executives, working together with the National Council, the Regional Boards and the members of Equity's dedicated staff, is responsible for making recommendations to the governing bodies regarding policy and financial and contractual issues.

The single largest group of professional staff members consists of more than 35 Business Representatives. Supervised by six Senior Business Representatives, the business reps are the staff members with whom producers and working members deal on a day-to-day basis. Their duties include answering questions and interpreting agreement provisions, enforcing and administering all work rules, negotiating with employers, and handling all manner of member claims, grievances and disputes.

OFFICES

Equity's National Headquarters and Eastern Regional office is located in New York City. There are Regional Offices in Chicago and North Hollywood, and a satellite office in Orlando.

Eastern Region
The Eastern Region covers 20 states and the District of Columbia.
 

The Actors' Equity Building at 165 W. 46th Street, New YorkNew York
165 West 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
Membership, 14th Floor
Reception, 15th Floor
Audition Center, 16th Floor

Telephone: (212) 869-8530
Fax: (212) 719-9815
For rehearsal/performance-related emergencies: (866) 270-4232
NYC Audition Hotline: (877) 232-1913, ext. 831

The office is located in the heart of Times Square on 46th St. just east of 7th Ave. View on map.

Please remember to show front desk security your Equity member card (or valid photo ID) to enter the NY building at 165 West 46th. Thank you.

General Office Hours:
9:30-5:30, M-F
Membership Hours:
10-4:30, M-F

Orlando
10319 Orangewood Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32821

Telephone: (407) 345-8600
Fax: (407) 345-1522
Orlando Audition Hotline: (877) 232-1913, ext. 821

Take Interstate 4 to the Beachline Expressway (S.R. 528) and go east on 528. Exit at Orangewood Blvd. (Exit 2) and bear right at the curve. Go to the four-way stop. Turn left at the stop sign, then left at the convenience store into Williamsburg Plaza. Follow the drive around the office buildings, and the Equity office is on the left. View on map.

Office Hours:
9:30-5:30, M-F

 

Central Region
The Central Region covers 16 states throughout the Midwest, Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley with a regional office in Chicago. 
 

The Equity Building in ChicagoChicago
557 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Telephone: (312) 641-0393
Fax: (312) 641-6365
Chicago Audition Hotline: (877) 232-1913, ext. 815
Rehearsal/performance-related emergencies: (312) 307-2781

The office is located on West Randolph St. between N. Jefferson St. and N. Clinton St. View on map.

General Office Hours:
9:00-5:00, M-F
Membership Hours:
9:30-4:30, M-F

 

Western Region
From Texas to Washington, the Western Region covers 14 states including Alaska and Hawaii, with a regional office in Los Angeles.
 

Actors' Equity Building in North Hollywood, CALos Angeles
5636 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Telephone: (323) 978-8080
Fax: (323) 978-808
Pension & Health: (800) 344-5220
Los Angeles Audition Hotline: (877) 232-1913, ext. 826
Rehearsal/performance-related emergencies: (818) 414-8525

Take the Hollywood Freeway to Burbank Blvd. (exit 7). Turn right on Burbank Blvd. then left on Tujunga Ave. View on map.

General Office Hours:
9:00-5:00, M-F
Membership Hours:
9:30-4:30, M-F

PARKING: Please observe all parking rules and regulations. The highlighted streets have two-hour parking.

Map of streets near our North Hollywood office with two-hour parking.