IATSE Plans More Pac-12 Network Strike Action

By | Friday December 14, 2012 @ 7:30am PST

As it did last weekend, IATSE will picket against the Pac-12 Network beginning tomorrow. The union plans strike lines during basketball games at USC’s Galen Center and UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Picketing is also scheduled at the … Read More »

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UPDATE: PAC 12 Net Responds To IATSE Strike Action At Colleges

By | Saturday December 8, 2012 @ 5:12pm PST

UPDATE: The PAC 12 sports network has responded to a strike action and picketing by IATSE members outside USC and other conference member schools. The network said it respects the right for workers to decide on union representation and pledged to continue maintain “an exciting and creative work environment”. IATSE said earlier today it had set up pickets at USC in Los Angeles and several other schools on the West Coast and in Arizona because PAC 12 Network is “an unfair employer” that uses non-union workers in areas covered by IATSE. PAC 12 Network has contracts with Time Warner Cable, Comcast, DISH Network, Bright House Networks, among others, to show non-pro sports out of the Western U.S. Read More »

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ITASE’s NY Scenic Artists Ratify Contract

By | Wednesday October 17, 2012 @ 2:02pm PDT

New York, Oct. 17 – United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts and the major Studios announced today the ratification of a new three year

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IATSE & ‘Fashion Star’ Reach Deal; Crew Back To Work Today

By | Wednesday October 17, 2012 @ 7:36am PDT

The union and producers Magical Elves reached an agreement over health and pension benefits last night, Deadline has learned. The crew of Fashion Star, on strike since Saturday, will return to work today. There will be no more picketing at Hollywood Center Studios and the producers’ offices. Also, today’s 1:30 PM taping in front of an audience of the NBC reality show will now go ahead as scheduled. The agreement comes after IATSE representatives met with Magical Elves executives Tuesday afternoon to discuss an offer the union put on the table Monday. The union plans to meet with the approximately 70 crew members on the show later this afternoon to brief them on the details of the deal. Read More »

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UPDATE: ‘Fashion Star’ Producers Call Meeting With IATSE After Union Puts Offer On The Table

By | Tuesday October 16, 2012 @ 4:48pm PDT

2ND UPDATE, 4:48 PM: IATSE has been called to a meeting with Fashion Star producers Magical Elves this afternoon, Deadline has learned. The face-to-face comes after the union put an offer before the producers of the NBC reality show to settle a labor dispute that started Saturday. “Talks are ongoing. The ball is in their court,” an IATSE spokesperson told Deadline earlier Tuesday. “We are still on strike.” Fashion Star is scheduled to resume taping tomorrow at 1:30 PM at Hollywood Center Studios. The union began discussions with Magical Elves yesterday. Four days after the crew walked off the job over health and pension benefits, picketing today was mainly centered on the De Longpre Avenue offices of the show in Hollywood. As of Tuesday afternoon, IATSE say they intend to be picketing tomorrow at Hollywood Center and the Magical Elves offices on Sunset. Read More »

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Production On ‘Fashion Star’ Shut Down As Crew Strikes Seeking Union Representation

By | Saturday October 13, 2012 @ 10:46am PDT
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NBC’s reality series Fashion Star is scheduled to tape today at Hollywood Center Studios. But I’ve learned the shoot has been suspended after the crew of the show went on strike this morning seeking union representation. The action was organized … Read More »

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IATSE, AMPTP Ratify New Standards Agreement

By | Wednesday September 5, 2012 @ 6:17pm PDT

Los Angeles, Sept. 5 – The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced today the ratification of a new Area Standards Agreement. The agreement covers 8,000 IATSE members working in feature film and television production in most areas of the United States outside of the Los Angeles and New York regions. The IATSE and AMPTP reached a tentative agreement on a new contract on August 24th, and the agreement was subsequently ratified by the IATSE General Executive Board.

The new contract, which will run through July 31, 2015, includes 2 percent annual wage increases and an increase in health plan contributions of $5 per day in each year of the three-year agreement.

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Editors Win Union Benefits On Syfy Show ‘Hot Set’ After Walkout Halts Production

By and | Friday August 24, 2012 @ 9:55pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Editors Guild National Organizer Rob Callahan told Deadline tonight that editors for Mission Control Media-produced Hot Set who walked off the job because they wanted to an Editors Guild/IATSE Local 700 … Read More »

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Toronto Film Festival Picketed By IATSE

By | Friday August 24, 2012 @ 7:29pm PDT

A group of IATSE specialized projectionists known as film revisors have begun informational picketing outside the Toronto International Film Festival‘s Bell Lightbox headquarters over the outsourcing of digital cinema file revisions for the September 6-16 event. Pickets are also set up at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group in Toronto, which has been contracted to handle revisions of digital movie files for the festival. If the labor action continues — it’s not a strike — festival attendees may have to cross picket lines to attend screenings or red-carpet galas. With most festivals shifting from film to digital prints, work formerly performed on film — inspecting, repairing and splicing segments into complete, seamless programs — now involves editing computer files. “This is not work that can be performed in-house,” festival VP of communications and content management Jennifer Bell told the Toronto Globe & Mail via e-mail. IATSE Local 58, which represents the seven film revisors affected by the outsourcing, responded that TIFF is contractually obligated to use its workers. Read More »

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California Senate Approves Tax Credit Extension For Film/TV Industry

An extension of California’s $100 million annual film and television tax credit program leaped through another legislative hurdle today. With a 32-3 vote in Sacramento, the state Senate approved extending the program two more years. The measure, … Read More »

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‘Daily Show’ Technical Employees Ratify IATSE Contract

By | Wednesday August 1, 2012 @ 9:01am PDT

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 — IATSE is pleased to announce that technical employees of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart have unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.

The contract is the culmination of negotiations between IATSE and the producers of the hit made-for-basic-cable series following voluntary recognition of the union by the employer.

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Child Actor Guardians Ratifies Contract With Broadway League

By | Monday July 30, 2012 @ 4:15pm PDT

NEW YORK, July 30 — Child Actor Guardians unanimously ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with the Broadway League. Members of the Broadway League employ Child Actor Guardians for the purposes of overseeing the care, professional behavior

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Phil Locicero Named IATSE VP After Brian Lawlor Resigns

By | Thursday July 26, 2012 @ 11:45pm PDT

IATSE‘s general executive committee unanimously voted Local 478 President Phil Locicero to take over Friday, July 27 as International VP and Co-Director of Stagecraft after Brian J. Lawlor announced his resignation Thursday afternoon at the union’s general … Read More »

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IATSE Elects New International VP

By | Tuesday July 24, 2012 @ 10:20am PDT

IATSE ElectionWilliam Gearns Jr is a 44-year member of IATSE and was unanimously elected International VP by the union’s General Executive Board during its mid-summer meeting in Vancouver. The Indianapolis native fills the vacancy created by the death of … Read More »

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Teamsters Local 399 Ratifies New 3-Year Contract With Producers

By | Sunday July 22, 2012 @ 3:21pm PDT

Teamsters Local 399 this morning ratified the new 3-year contract with the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producers. The vote was the latest in a series of ratifications by various unions covered under the new contract with … Read More »

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IATSE Ratifies Hollywood Basic Agreement

By | Tuesday July 3, 2012 @ 3:05pm PDT

Related: TOLDJA! Official IATSE-AMPTP Tentative Deal Announced After Deadline Broke News

UPDATED: The AMPTP has released its own statement:

“Ratification of the IATSE Hollywood Basic Agreement will put the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan on track to overcome

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NBC’s ‘Ready For Love’ Signs IATSE Pact

By | Saturday June 30, 2012 @ 9:52pm PDT

NBC’s Ready For Love matchmaking show is now under IATSE contract after coming to terms to avoid a threatened work stoppage, according to the union’s Facebook page. The union said producer Ticking Time Productions has signed an agreement … Read More »

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IATSE Files ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Grievance Against ABC Studios

By | Wednesday June 27, 2012 @ 1:12pm PDT

IATSE Grey's AnatomyIATSE Local 80 has filed grievances against ABC Studios for the recent firing of several crew members on Grey’s Anatomy. The Local’s business manager Tom Davis filed the papers for the union. (UPDATE: Because of … Read More »

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Lindsay Lohan’s Movie Triggers SAG-AFTRA & IATSE Inquiries: What Is Really Going On?

By | Wednesday June 20, 2012 @ 8:17pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The good news for Lifetime and the producers of their tabloid headline-making movie Liz & Dick is that it has only about a week of filming left. The bad news is that, as the first two and a half weeks of shooting proved, with Lindsay Lohan as the star, a lot could happen in a week that could impact production.

In the last two weeks, filming on the movie was pushed after Lohan crashed her car on her way to the set and when she passed out in her room toward the end of a nightlong shoot. In a tweet, Lohan cited exhaustion “after working 85 hours in 4 days.” When two crew members in the hair department left the production a day later, also claiming exhaustion, Liz & Dick began to attract union attentions. Despite an awkwardly worded statement by SAG-AFTRA today stressing that “we have thoroughly investigated this matter” and “all applicable penalties will be paid,” there have been no violations cited by the actors union yet, and a SAG-AFTRA rep admitted that “we do not have complete information on this yet.” Liz & Dick producer Larry Thompson, a TV movie veteran who is a union signatory and knows their requirements inside and out, acknowledged in a statement that “an AFTRA rep visited us on the set late yesterday afternoon and was TOTALLY fine with everything,” adding that per the union rep, it wasn’t any complaints from AFTRA members but “tweets and comments in the media” that prompted “their curiosity and desire to inquire.”

IATSE, the union that represents stagehands, film technicians and other crafts people, also officially weighed in on the matter tonight. “We have had union representatives on the set since last Friday [June 15] and will continue to monitor the hours and working conditions there,” IATSE said in a statement, though crew members working on Liz & Dick indicated earlier today that they hadn’t been contacted by their union yet to discuss the issue.

Because their budgets are modest, TV movies have far more compressed filming schedules than features do, which does lead to longer days on the set. But Liz & Dick crew members we spoke with disputed the filming hours account in Lohan’s tweet. “Lilo did not work 85 hours in 4 days and we are not averaging 20 hours a day,” one crew member said. “We worked about 70-75 hours in 5 days last week, which isn’t that abnormal for a TV movie. And we’re on set before Lilo and usually wrap long after she’s gone. We could’ve shaved off about 7 or 8 hours that we sat around waiting for Lilo.” Read More »

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