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IATSE Offers To Help ‘Sausage Party’ Animators and Fight “Untenable” VFX Working Conditions!

29 August, 2016 (22:53) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb August 29, 2016 4:29pm Claiming that “the entire visual effects industry now operates on race-to-the bottom conditions,” IATSE president Matt Loeb has extended “an open invitation to all members of the VFX community to offer assistance.” The offer comes in the wake of this month’s bankruptcy of ARC Productions in Toronto, […]

Movie About U.S. Constitution Shut Down After Student Crew Joins IATSE, Walks Off Job!

9 July, 2016 (00:45) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 by David Robb July 8, 2016 4:49pm Tea Party activist Norm Novitsky’s In Search of Liberty, a crowdfunded feature film about the U.S. Constitution, has been shut down in Savannah, GA, after 30 members of his crew walked off the job. The group, made up mostly of students and recent graduates from the Savannah College of […]

IATSE Strikes Against Bank Commercial Shooting In L.A.!

22 June, 2016 (23:26) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb June 22, 2016 6:23pm A day after ending one walkout, IATSE has launched another. The union today went on strike against the producers of a City National Bank commercial shooting in Los Angeles. IATSE is telling its members not to render services for the shoot’s production company, Powershot Productions, until a deal on a […]

House Approves Bill To Crack Down On Foreign Visa Abuse In Film Industry

14 June, 2016 (14:37) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb June 14, 2016 11:39am The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would crack down on producers who bring unqualified directors and movie crews into the country to take the jobs of American film workers. The bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the Department of Homeland […]

Animation Guild Ratifies New 3-Year Contract!

27 August, 2015 (15:51) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb August 27, 2015 3:13pm Members of the Animation Guild have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new three-year contract with management. The new deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers includes 3% annual increases in contract minimums, no rollbacks and a 10% pension increase for those retiring after August 1, 20 […]