Members of Local 700 have been the center of opposition to a new deal in recent weeks, when the contours of an agreement emerged. National Executive Director Cathy Repola sent a message to members on Thursday calling the deal “unacceptable.” West Coast negotiators from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — Hollywood`s main union — have reached a three-year interim deal with studios and networks. A completely unnecessaryly unacceptable agreement was reached early in the morning, which concludes the ongoing negotiations on the basic agreement. I will send several emails. A brief remark that now touches on the main points of the agreement: the negotiations took place in the context of a blocking of information. IATSE has generally reached an agreement with AMPTP well before its expiry, so the fact that negotiations remain open has been interpreted as a sign of the difficulty of reaching a compromise in the face of profound changes in the functioning of entertainment activities. In 2015, IATSE concluded a provisional agreement more than three months before its expiry. If ratified, the provisional agreement would succeed the current three-year framework contract for 13 Hollywood residents, including Cinematographers Guild Local 600, Editors Guild Local 700 and Art Directors Guild Local 800. In total, the contract employs more than 43,000 people. This information is disseminated with the understanding that the publisher does not provide legal, accounting, tax or other professional services. If legal advice or other assistance is needed, a lawyer, CPA or tax advisor should be consulted.
President Alan Heim has called an extraordinary meeting of the Board of Directors at which I will recommend to the Board not to ratify this agreement. Every three years, IATSE and AMPTP ratify the IATSE Low Budget Theatrical Agreement. To help you prepare for budgeting, crew hiring, and discuss the benefits for your future productions, we`ve outlined the latest changes at the primary level, salary, marginal rate, and positions. The deal was announced Thursday afternoon after three days of negotiations. IASTE had held three rounds of negotiations with the Alliance of Film and Television Producers – one in early April, one between 26 June and 29 June and the last meetings this week. The current agreement expires on 31 July. Among the main topics discussed during the discussions were continued funding for the union`s retirement plan and safety issues, including excessive work schedules, and revising the remaining packages of shows streamed on streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. . . .