IATSE Seals 3-Year Pact With Commercials Producers

By | Thursday May 23, 2013 @ 6:37pm PDT

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) concluded negotiations in New

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WGA East Cuts Deal With ‘Daily Show’ And ‘Colbert’ Producer

New York — The Writers Guild of America, East has negotiated improvements to its collective bargaining agreements with Hello Doggie, Inc., the production company which produces the hit cable shows The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Stephen

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CBS Reaches Tentative Agreement With Electrical Workers On New Contract

By | Tuesday July 5, 2011 @ 9:22am PDT

CBS and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a contract that if approved would be effective through January 2015, the two parties announced today. The current deal expires Jan. 31, 2012. ”This new early agreement … Read More »

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AFTRA Reaches Deal On Vidgame Contract

By | Thursday June 9, 2011 @ 4:31pm PDT

LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2011) — The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO –- a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast professionals –- today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with videogame industry representatives on terms for a new 3 1/2 year AFTRA Interactive Media Agreement, covering AFTRA members who work in videogames. The current contract is set to expire on June 30, 2011.

If ratified, the new pact will include a groundbreaking provision: the industry’s first-ever streaming payment paid to performers in the form of a new cloud gaming fee.

AFTRA Chief Negotiator and Assistant National Executive Director Mathis L. Dunn, Jr. praised the new agreement saying: “We now have a clear and enforceable provision where performers will see real dollars immediately. Cloud gaming is a growing part of the digital future and AFTRA is in on the ground floor. This new provision guarantees that AFTRA members will continue to be a vital and relevant part of the gaming community. I applaud our Negotiating Committee for their hard-work and vision.”

The new cloud gaming fee is an additional one-time payment of 15% of the session fee that will be paid to every Principal Performer engaged on a videogame made available on streaming services. Other highlights of the successor agreement include:

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SAG National Board Okays Another Pact

By | Sunday May 1, 2011 @ 2:07pm PDT

Los Angeles (May 1, 2011) — The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors on April 30 unanimously recommended member ratification of a successor agreement to the Producers-Screen Actors Guild Non-Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Contracts.

The contract, which is jointly negotiated with

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