IATSE Leaders Knew Who And Who Hadn’t Voted During Contract Ratification Vote – Deadline

Leaders of IATSE locals across the country who recommended unanimously that their members ratify the union’s new film and TV contracts had a distinct advantage over opponents of the deal. While voting was underway, they had access to records showing who had voted, and who hadn’t – though not how they voted. That data was provided … Read more

IATSE Members Ratify New Film & TV Contracts; Vote Closer Than Usual – Deadline

IATSE members have ratified their new film and TV contracts, averting a showdown with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after contentious negotiations that began six months ago. “From start to finish, from preparation to ratification, this has been a democratic process to win the very best contracts,” said IATSE International President Matthew … Read more

Editors Guild Board Candidates Weigh In On IATSE Contract Ratification Vote – Deadline

As IATSE members prepare to vote this weekend on a proposed new film and TV contract, membership discontent is evident not only on social media but also is a playing out in the Editors Guild’s upcoming board elections. In their campaign statements, none of the guild’s 23 board candidates openly opposes the tentative agreement, but … Read more

Economic Gains In Tentative IATSE Agreements Expected To Easily Top $500 Million – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Economic gains contained in IATSE’s tentative agreement with the AMPTP for a new film and TV contract are expected to exceed half a billion dollars over the next three years. To put those gains into context, last year, when SAG-AFTRA negotiated its new film and TV contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and … Read more

How Crippling IATSE Strike Was Averted (For Now) – Deadline

It is ironic since Fraturdays were a focal point in IATSE’s contract demands that it took a Fraturday to thwart a potentially devastating Hollywood strike. The virtual negotiations between the union representing roughly 60,000 members covered by the locals, and AMPTP, the trade association representing the major Hollywood studios, had a marathon bargaining session last … Read more

Cinematographers Guild Lays Out Gains In New IATSE Agreement – Deadline

With IATSE’s tentative agreement on a new film and TV contract set to go to the members for a ratification vote, the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, has tweeted out some of the gains the union achieved at the bargaining table – and the rollbacks proposed by the AMPTP that the union thwarted. “What … Read more

IATSE and the AMPTP Reach a Deal, Preventing Historic Hollywood Strike

Hollywood has managed to evade a historic strike of its below-the-line employees, the likes of which would not have been seen since World War II. As tens of thousands of production workers prepared to walk out in protest of their working conditions, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion … Read more

‘SNL’s Weekend Update Tackles Jon Gruden, Bisexual Superman, ‘Wonka’ & IATSE – Deadline

On this week’s edition of Saturday Night Live, Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che covered a wide array of topics, ranging from the Jon Gruden scandal to the announcement of a bisexual Superman and beyond. Jost noted that Raiders head coach Gruden resigned “after the discovery of homophobic, misogynistic and racist emails he … Read more

Hollywood Strike Averted; IATSE Producers Reach Deal On New Film/TV Contract – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: With Hollywood on edge and picket signs at the ready, IATSE and the AMPTP have reached an agreement on a new film and TV contract, averting a threatened nationwide strike. The new three-year contract, which must now be ratified by the union’s members, comes just hours before the deadline – midnight Sunday – imposed … Read more

IATSE Says “Making Progress” As Talks With AMPTP End For The Day – Deadline

Just over 48 hours before the deadline for a strike that will shut most of Hollywood down, IATSE struck both optimistic and unsentimental tones this evening as talks with the AMPTP have wrapped for the day. “So, to repeat, we’re still at it,” Local 800 national executive director Chuck Parker told members Friday night as … Read more