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IATSE Locals Ratify 2015-2018 Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement

The 13 local unions representing over 43,000 members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) working in motion picture and television production have ratified the new Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The contract is the labor agreement between the major motion […]

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Screen Actors Guild quietly adjusted actors union dues in 2011; drama ensued

By RICHARD VERRIER Union dues are often a source of controversy — even for union members whose pay rivals that of chief executives. Documents recently obtained by the Los Angeles Times show that the Screen Actors Guild quietly recalibrated its method for determining dues in 2011 in what the union said was a bid to get […]

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Disquiet on the Set as Shops Try to Ignore Elephant in the Room: SAG Contracts

Demand for Digital Video Conflicts With Industry’s SAG-AFTRA Contract By  Maureen Morrison. When Olive Garden sent out a request for proposals in its ad agency search last month, it tucked an unusual item in among the boilerplate criteria: “Experience working outside of SAG agreements.” It was couched gently as “Nice to Have,” but it’s no casual […]

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Breakthrough in wage talks:Film production to start from Jul31

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai The production and post-production work in the Tamil film industry, suspended since Monday, will resume from July 31, a producers’ body said today, following a breakthrough in talks with a workers’ union over wage revisions. The Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) said an “amicable situation” has been arrived at during […]

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Egg Films, union dispute on display in downtown Halifax

CLARE MELLOR STAFF REPORTER People shouted and hurled insults at each other as an ongoing dispute between Egg Films Inc. and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees premiered Tuesday on Halifax’s Lower Water Street. Egg Films, also known as Egg Studios, produces television commercials. It locked out unionized film technicians, members of Local 849, […]

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Broken Skull Challenge On Strike; Details On Crew Walking Off Set, The Union Deal They Are Seeking

Bill Pritchard Deadline.com is reporting production for Broken Skull Challenge with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has stopped after the crew went on strike. According to the report, the crew of the CMT network show is demaning an IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) contract, including health and pension benefits and “other measures” of a union contract. The crew walked off the […]

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SAG Denies Hollywood Ex-Stuntwoman Her Due Benefits

Submitted by Carl Horowitz Leslie Hoffman has jumped off boats, fallen down stairs, and involved herself in more car crashes than she would like to remember.  But when it comes to receiving compensation from her Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Pension and Health Plans, the former movie and TV stuntwoman can’t buy a break.  A federal appeals […]

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TV, Movie Animators Agree to New 3-Year Deal With Hollywood Producers

By Todd Cunningham Animation Guild, IATSE and AMPTP reach agreement on pact that is in line with the other creative guilds’ The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached agreement on a new three‐year collective bargaining agreement late Wednesday night after three days of bargaining. The new pact will run […]

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Do unions still matter?

by  Contributed – Campbell River Mirror Many people say that Unions have outlived their usefulness. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees says nothing could be further from the truth. Why Unions Still Matter is an informative and enlightening presentation developed by the school of Labour Studies at McMaster University in conjunction with the International Alliance […]

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IATSE’s New Film & TV Contract Includes 3% Annual Raises, Pension Increases

by David Robb A month after IATSE reached a tentative three-year film and TV agreement with producers, details of the deal finally are emerging. The union has yet to disclose the terms publicly, but Deadline has learned that it calls for 3% pay raises in each year of the contract, which is in line with the deals Hollywood’s other major unions […]

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