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Postproduction Employees at Deluxe Culver City to Vote on Unionizing

September 2, 2015 | By

Employees of Deluxe Entertainment’s Culver City postproduction facility are voting today on whether to unionize the shop with the Motion Picture Editors Guild and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). »

IATSE Locals Ratify 2015-2018 Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement

August 26, 2015 | By

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). »

New California Production Incentives Should Spur More Jobs in an Already Busy Hollywood

August 4, 2015 | By
New California Production Incentives Should Spur More Jobs in an Already Busy Hollywood

Production in Hollywood has been hopping for over a year, even before the newly enlarged California film tax incentives program kicked in on July 1. And expectations are that things will get much busier in coming months. “We ran out of people to dispatch during the latest pilot season,” said Steve Dayan, Secretary-Treasurer of... »

Animation Guild Reaches New Contract Agreement with AMPTP

July 6, 2015 | By
Animation Guild Reaches New Contract Agreement with AMPTP

The Animation Guild, (Local 839 IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached agreement on a new three‐year collective bargaining agreement late last week after three days of bargaining. The new pact will run from Aug. 1, 2015-July 31, 2018, and follows the outline of the 2015 IATSE Hollywood Basic... »

Louisiana Joins Other States in Cutting Back Film Tax Incentives

June 25, 2015 | By
Louisiana Joins Other States in Cutting Back Film Tax Incentives

What had been a tsunami wave of more and more states enacting substantial tax credits to entice film and television shoots from Hollywood not only seems to have crested but now appears to be receding. In the last year, Massachusetts, Michigan, Alaska, Maryland and North Carolina are some of the states that have trimmed... »

Editors Win IATSE Contract After Brief Strike

June 24, 2015 | By
Editors Win IATSE Contract After Brief Strike

The postproduction crew on WE TV’s Marriage Boot Camp staged a brief, nine-hour strike yesterday against production company Thinkfactory Media demanding IATSE representation. By the end of the day, the Editors Guild union reps had reached a deal with the producers allowing the crew to return to work. »

IATSE Launches Safety Hotline Program

June 23, 2015 | By

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has launched its new safety hotline for members to report hazards on the job. The nature of IATSE members’ entertainment-industry jobs means working for many different employers. As the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) puts the responsibility of reporting hazards on the employers, the IATSE Safety Hotline... »

American Society of Cinematographers Re-elects Officers

June 10, 2015 | By
American Society of Cinematographers Re-elects Officers

The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-elected its slate of officers for another term. Continuing to serve in their roles will be Richard Crudo as president; Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Matthew Leonetti as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary, and Isidore Mankofsky... »

IATSE and AMPTP Reach Agreement for New Three-Year Area Standards Agreement

May 6, 2015 | By

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have tentatively agreed on terms of a new three-year area standards agreement. Notably, the agreement includes contributions to the IATSE entertainment and exhibition industries training trust fund for the first... »

Editors Guild Honors Joe Aredas with Its Fellowship and Service Award

May 5, 2015 | By
Editors Guild Honors Joe Aredas with Its Fellowship and Service Award

Joe Aredas, the esteemed longtime leader of IATSE’s West Coast office, which includes all the Hollywood locals, was honored with the Fellowship and Service Award from the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700, at a banquet held at the Universal Sheraton Starlight Ballroom Saturday night. »

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