Category Archives: Unions

IATSE Local 767 Merged into Local 80

IATSE Local 767 First Aid, which covers nurses on set, has been merged into Local 80. The order from Matt Loeb, international president of IATSE, was made effective as of August 26, 2013. All local conditions of the current collective … Continue reading

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Details of SAG-AFTRA Ad Pact Released by Hollywood Reporter

Alleged details of the recently negotiated tentative pact between SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have been posted by Jonathan Handel of The Hollywood Reporter. Citing a source close to the negotiations, the reported points include a one-time 6% wage increase … Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA Reaches Commercial Pact with Industry

Following over 7 weeks of talks, SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee reached a tentative agreement Saturday on terms for successor agreements to the television and radio commercials contracts. The deal is subject to approval by the SAG-AFTRA National Board … Continue reading

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Visual Effects Society to Sacramento: More Incentives, Please

In an open letter to its membership, but also addressing the State of California and the industry at large, the Visual Effects Society has issued two calls to action. The first is a plea to Governor Jerry Brown and the … Continue reading

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David White Named Dual Trustee for SAG-AFTRA’s Still-Separate Benefit Plans

In an apparent effort to streamline the process of merging SAG-AFTRA’s divergent health and retirement plans, the performers union has named national executive director David White to the AFTRA Health & Retirement Funds board of trustees, according to the Hollywood … Continue reading

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NY Local 52 Commercial Agreement Effective 12/30/12

The upcoming new agreement between AICP commercial producers and IATSE Local 52 Studio Mechanics puts in place wage scale increases, benefit contribution rates and meal allowance increases, while also standardizing low budget agreements, adding First Aid workers to covered employees, … Continue reading

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Media Services Releases 3 New Apps for the Production Industry

Media Services and Showbiz Software are proud to announce the release of three brand-new mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets. As first reported in the Hollywood Reporter, the production tools were released yesterday in conjunction with the annual Labor … Continue reading

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