INDUSTRY & LABOR NEWS

TV and Film Crews May go on Strike as Early as Monday
10/15/2021
Work on TV and film sets might come to a standstill as soon as Monday if 60,000 crew members working nationwide go on strike.


IATSE Strike Plan: How the Picket Line Would Work
10/14/2021
One day after IATSE announced a tentative strike date of Oct. 18 against film and television studios, the union is offering members guidance on who would and wouldn’t be on strike, whether striking members can collect unemployment and if they risk losing their health care in the event of a work stoppage.


IATSE’s Labor Push Is Part of Broader Worker Struggle Across U.S.
10/14/2021
IATSE isn’t working alone when it comes to pressing for better labor conditions.


Hollywood Braces for Disruption and Hardship as IATSE Sets Strike Deadline
10/13/2021
Hollywood is starting to brace for a strike that would essentially shut down the entire industry on Monday morning.


IATSE Sets Oct. 18 Strike Date if Contract Talks Aren’t Resolved
10/13/2021
Unless an agreement is reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in the coming days, 60,000 IATSE film and TV workers will go on strike on Monday, Oct. 18, at 12:01 a.m. PDT.


COVID-19: Member Resources & Updates
10/13/2021
Guidance Posted on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Hollywood Leaders Need to Hear What IATSE Is Really Asking For
10/11/2021
When the industry came together last fall on a hard-fought agreement among multiple unions and the major studios on COVID safety protocols for production, some executives were wary of the precedent set by new limits on working hours.


“There Is No Backup Plan”: Can the Threat of a Strike Make Hollywood Live Up to Its Ideals?
10/11/2021
Hollywood’s workers are on the edge of their seats, waiting to hear whether they will be going on a picket line. Eight days ago, 98% of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees members who voted chose to authorize a strike if the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers doesn’t offer them a better deal.


IATSE Readies Picket Signs In Event Of Strike As Contract Talks Continue
10/11/2021
IATSE is gearing up for a strike if contract talks with the AMPTP fail to produce a fair deal. “We are hoping for a deal but preparing for a strike,” a union source tells Deadline.


Opinion: Could an I.A.T.S.E Union Strike Fix The Film Industry?
10/9/2021
In 2015, Cutter Ray Palacios, an actor from Texas, moved to Los Angeles. While auditioning for roles, he found himself working primarily as a production assistant (P.A.), a job that can entail transporting actors to and from set, moving equipment, sorting mail and running errands for producers or other members of the crew.


Kennedy Center Management, IATSE Stagehands Reach Contract Deal Following Strike Threat
10/8/2021
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ management and IATSE-affiliated stagehands have reached a new three-year contract agreement, avoiding a potential strike that would have seen the union picket Hadestown and possibly other upcoming productions.


IATSE Strike Vote Spotlights Bigger Job Burnout Issue
10/8/2021
Earlier this week, union members representing more than 60,000 film and TV workers gave the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees permission to call for a strike if the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers doesn’t offer them a better deal.


Portraits of IATSE: Medical Scares and Car Crashes — Why Members Voted Yes on Strike Authorization
10/8/2021
An overwhelming majority of film and TV workers have given the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees permission to strike if the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers doesn’t offer them a better deal.


‘No Time to Die’ DP Linus Sandgren on Finding the “Soul of Bond” and Lensing “Heightened” Action Seq
10/7/2021
With Daniel Craig back for his fifth and final outing as 007 in EON’s 25th Bond movie, No Time to Die‘s Oscar-winning cinematographer Linus Sandgren describes his ambitious work in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen.


How IATSE’s Strike Threat Sets the Stage for Hollywood Guilds’ Coming Fight Over Streaming
10/5/2021
It’s typical for Hollywood’s labor unions to support for each other during labor disputes, but the support for IATSE during its current contract dispute with film and TV producers goes beyond the usual labor solidarity.


IATSE Int'l President Matthew Loeb Statement on Negotiations
10/2/2021
Standing together to win Motion Picture and Television Contracts


IATSE: Voting Begins to Authorize Historic Strike
10/1/2021
Some 60,000 members of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees received ballots on Friday morning asking them to authorize the first nationwide strike in the union’s history.


Better Working Conditions Are Possible
10/1/2021
Pamela Adlon, the creator, executive producer, director, and star of Better Things has long been a passionate advocate for the wellbeing of members of her crew. With national attention focused on IATSE as the union gears up for a strike authorization vote, Adlon put her money – and her camera – where her mouth is.


100+ Members of Congress: Give IATSE A Fair Deal
9/30/2021
More than 100 Democrats in the House and Senate and independent Bernie Sanders have signed a letter urging the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to negotiate a fair contract with IATSE, saying, “We are united in our belief in the importance of livable wages, sustainable benefits, and reasonable rest periods between shifts and during the workday” – three of the union’s core demands.


IATSE Strike Reflects Shift in Work-Life Demands
9/28/2021
In 2006, Haskell Wexler made a documentary about brutally long hours on film sets entitled “Who Needs Sleep?” The issue had become a flashpoint years earlier, when Brent Hershman died in a car crash after working a 19-hour day on the set of “Pleasantville.”


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