by David Robb
IATSE and the have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract covering TV commercials shot anywhere in the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the behind-the-scenes union said that it includes “industry standard” wage and benefit increases and a “prioritization” of safety and training.
The new agreement takes effect October 1 and runs through September 30, 2019.
“We have achieved financial progress for our members and preserved labor stability in the production of commercials,” IATSE International President Matt Loeb said. “Thousands of working people across the country will benefit from increases to wages, health care contributions and pension gains when working on commercials.”
Said AICP president Matt Miller: “I am delighted that the AICP and IATSE have been able to come together and address issues that help our industry stay competitive. With the changing state of the industry, it is important that we are able to continue to employ experienced and trained IATSE members in the production crafts.”
SAG-AFTRA sealed its deal with commercials producers last month.