IATSE has ratified a new 3-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers,
The new extension of the Area Standards Agreement covers roughly 8,000 crew members working outside the Los Angeles and New York regions. It runs through July 31, 2015, and includes 2 percent annual wage increases and an increase in health plan contributions.
The action, taken by the general executive board of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, was announced Wednesday in a joint statement with the AMPTP.
“The new contract provides stability for the next three years and we are pleased to achieve increases that will protect our members,” said IATSE president Matt Loeb.
The AMPTP issued a statement, too:
“Feature film and television production has grown throughout the United States in the past several years, emphasizing the importance of the Area Standards Agreement for both IATSE members and the studios. Ratification of this new agreement will enable production to continue while raising wages and improving access to health benefits for crew members and their families.”