The Norwegian Actors' Equity Association is an independent organization whose purpose is to protect the artistic, judicial and financial interests of actors in Norway. Founded in 1898, the association is one of the oldest Trade Unions in the world for actors and the only Trade Union in Norway representing professional actors. It negotiates work agreements and also functions as a service organization for its members working in theatre, film, television and radio in Norway and abroad. The association currently has 1120 members. NSF publishes Skuespillerkatalogen the Actors' Catalogue. As the leading national casting resource, it is used by most Norwegian TV,fFilm, radio and theatre companies.