April 20, 2015 3:13pm
EXCLUSIVE: A tentative agreement has been reached on a new three-year contract covering some 38,000 Hollywood-based members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Details of the new film and TV pact, which now must be ratified by the union’s members, have not yet been disclosed, but pay increases are believed to be in line with those that management’s Alliance of Motion Picture & Television recently negotiated with the DGA, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA.
The current contract, which expires July 31, covers about a dozen Hollywood locals representing a wide range of behind-the-scenes film and TV workers, including cinematographers, editors, art directors, costumers, sound technicians, grips, lighting technicians, prop makers, studio teachers, set painters, script supervisors, publicists, makeup artists and hairstylists.
Negotiations for a new contract covering members of Teamsters Local 399 and the Basic Crafts unions will get underway in May. If those talks are successful, Hollywood is guaranteed to be strike-free for at least the next two years, when the whole cycle of contract negotiations begins again.
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