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Publicis’ BBH Withdraws From SAG-AFTRA Contract After Actors Union Threatens to Strike

By Patrick Coffee   The U.S. offices of Publicis Groupe-owned BBH have ended their relationship with leading actors union SAG-AFTRA, a spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Effective immediately, the agency is no longer a signatory to the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract, which requires all participating agencies—and, by extension, their clients—to cast only union actors in their campaigns. BBH also […]

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Teamsters Local 399 & Basic Crafts Unions Reach Deal With Producers For New Film & TV Contract

by David Robb   August 27, 2018 Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 and the Basic Crafts unions have reached a tentative agreement with management’s AMPTP on terms for a new three-year film and TV contract. “As usual, these negotiations were difficult and extended into the night,” said Steve Dayan, secretary-treasurer of Local 399 and chairman of […]

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Editors Guild Says New Media Contract So “Narrow” It Won’t Deliver On Residuals Promise

by David Robb   and Dominic Patten In recommending a “no vote” on the ratification of new IATSE film and TV contract, Editors Guild Local 700 says that the pact’s new media residuals formula has such an “extraordinarily narrow scope” that it “excludes nearly all of new media.” In a posting on its website, the […]

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Hollywood editors break with parent union IATSE over new studio contract

By David Ng Hollywood editors typically toil far from the limelight, huddled over digital consoles in dark rooms as they meticulously shape movies and TV shows into their final forms. Now they find themselves the unlikely center of attention in an escalating labor dispute that threatens a new three-year contract covering compensation, benefits and working […]

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Rejection Of New IATSE Pact Could Result In Immediate Strike

by David Robb August 2, 2018 6:14am Social media is abuzz with resistance to the new IATSE film and TV contract, with opponents urging members to reject it and send the parties back to the bargaining table to hammer out a better deal. But a no vote could just as easily result in a strike […]

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House Approves Bill To Crack Down On Foreign Visa Abuse In Film Industry

by David Robb UPDATED with comment from AMPTP: The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would crack down on producers who bring unqualified directors and movie crews into the country to take the jobs of American film workers. The bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the Department of Homeland Security to give […]

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Actors union asking California safety regulators to investigate mistreatment of voice actors

Cites medical evidence as fact of mistreatment By Julia Alexander The Screen Actors Guild is asking California safety regulators to investigate the video game industry after concerns were raised by voice actors that their alleged mistreatment led to damage on their vocal cords. In a letter from SAG’s national executive director David White to the California division of […]

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IATSE & Producers Reach Deal For New TV Commercials Contract

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 […]

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Female Cinematographers Band Together to Form New Collective

By Kate Erbland | Indiewire The International Collective of Female Cinematographers includes members from around the world. Female cinematographers are banding together to form a new a collective aimed at giving a public face their “often overlooked” minority in the industry. The newly formed International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) is billed as “a growing collective of professional Cinematographers […]

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DGA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TRAINING PROGRAM

The New York Assistant Director Training Program is designed to provide opportunities for a limited number of individuals to become Assistant Directors in Film, Film Television & Commercial production. This is a two year program consisting of up to 350 days of on-the-job training combined with seminars and special assignments. A rotation system places Trainees […]

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