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Popular Vote Shows New IATSE Contract Is Not So Popular

by David Robb   October 17, 2018 EXCLUSIVE: Ratification of IATSE’s new film and TV contract was approved last week in a landslide under the union’s electoral college-style voting system, but it was a real squeaker in terms of the popular vote – the closest in the union’s history. And while the popular vote carries […]

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IATSE Hollywood Members Ratify New Film & TV Contract; International Cinematographers Guild Vote To Approve – Update

by David Robb   October 10, 2018   UPDATED: IATSE members have ratified a new three-year film and TV contract in one of the most hotly debated and contentious votes in the union’s 125-year history. The contract was ratified by a vote of 308-73 in an electoral college-style system that allots so many votes to each local […]

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Extras for ‘Joker’ filming in Newark this weekend should be ready to hold their bladders

Oct 11 By Jeremy Schneider jschneider@njadvancemedia.com NJ Advance Media for NJ.com You might not be able to hold in your excitement for “Joker,” the new movie about Batman’s most infamous enemy. But if you’re going to be an extra when filming comes to Newark this weekend, you better be able to hold your pee. Extras who […]

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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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