New Law protects performers
Law No. 27203, known as the “actor’s law,” was issued in the official bulletin in November 2015 and establishes new regulations concerning the works of actors in Argentina.
Some important aspects of this new law include:
– Articles 1 and 2 define and characterize the term “performers” (in Spanish “actor-intérprete”) in this legislation. It is worth mentioning that the people in charge of the direction, their assistants, choristers and some dancing groups are also included.
– Article 4 deals with underage actors (younger than 16 years old) and their requested authorization to work in artistic shows.
– In the last chapter of this new law, social security rights were established.
With the implementation of this new regulation, local actors and workers related to show business will have their employment rights protected in a stronger way.