Category Archives: Unions

IATSE Reaches New 3-Year Deal with AMPTP

A negotiating unit for below-the-line crew members reached agreement with the AMPTP on a tentative new three-year deal covering film and television production in Los Angeles, it was announced today. Neither IATSE nor the studios are releasing terms of the … Continue reading

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WGA Reaches Tentative 3-Year Deal with Producers

The Writers Guild of America has struck a new tentative deal with the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producers, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The three-year agreement, which would go into effect May 2, is to include a 3 … Continue reading

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Julia Nicholson in as CEO of Industry Pension & Health Plan

The Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans appointed a new CEO, Julia Nicholson, to helm the plan that provides benefits to over 120,000 members of the entertainment industry and their families. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nicholson was previously … Continue reading

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5 Things You Need To Know about Residuals

One of the biggest question marks when trying to ensure profitability on a film or TV project is the residuals payment obligation. The talent guild agreements are filled with nuanced rules that can end up costing an unsuspecting producer or … Continue reading

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DGA Talks with Film/TV Producers Set for November 4

The DGA and AMPTP will enter into formal talks for a new collective bargaining agreement on November 4, 2013. According to a joint statement, the negotiations will be held at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, CA under a press blackout. … Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA Extends Corporate / Non-Broadcast Agreement into 2015

SAG-AFTRA has signed off on a one-year extension of two of its pre-merger contracts for corporate, non-broadcast and educational work, the union announced earlier this week. The National Board of Directors ratified the agreement between the union and the Producers … Continue reading

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