Archive for category Union

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 […]

No Comments

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 […]

No Comments

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 […]

No Comments

Stuntman Says Boss Ordered Him Injured

By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) – A stunt coordinator for “Amazing Spiderman 2” ordered a stuntman to injure another one in an “act of malicious age discrimination” that ended the older man’s career, the longtime stuntman claims in court. B.J. Davis worked as a stuntman for 35 years before the “malicious age discrimination” ended […]

No Comments

SAG-AFTRA Members Authorize Union to Declare Strike in Voice Acting Negotiations

by Austin Walker There is no strike yet, but the union hopes that this leverage will push publishers to return to the negotiating table. There’s a chance that the heroes and villains in the games of Fall 2016 are going to sound a lot less familiar. SAG-AFTRA, the nation’s largest acting and performance union, announced tonight that the […]

No Comments

DGA Six-Year Study: TV Hiring Pipeline Disadvantages Women and Minority Directors at Point of Entry

Employers Hire Just 18% Female and 14% Minority First-Time Episodic TV Directors LOS ANGELES –(SPW)– Recognizing the fundamental role that a “first break” in the television business can play to increase diversity, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued the results of a six-year analysis of the gender and ethnic diversity of directors who […]

No Comments

Deluxe Culver City Post-Production Staff Vote Overwhelmingly For IATSE Contract

by Dominic Patten The former employees of Sony Colorworks officially want back the union benefits they used to have. In an election today conducted by the Labor Relations Board, 23 of the 25 votes cast among postproduction technicians and artists at Deluxe’s Culver City unit on the Sony lot were to join the Motion Picture Editors Guild and IATSE. The balloting ended around […]

No Comments

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 […]

No Comments

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 […]

No Comments

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 […]

No Comments