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Casting Directors, AMPTP Reach Tentative Agreement

About 500 casting directors in New York and Los Angeles represented by the Teamsters will vote to ratify the new 3-year pact with TV and film producers

Casting directors in Los Angeles and New York have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

The deal comes with less with a month to go on the current contract, a one-year pact that was ratified last September. That pact included a 2% hike in minimums along with gains in employer pension and health contributions.

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Details of the new agreement are being kept under wraps for now by Teamsters Local 399, which will present the deal to its New York and L.A. members in separate ratification meetings. New York members will vote Thurday and the L.A. vote will be held Monday.

The contract would cover about 500 casting directors and associates.The contract is the fourth collective bargaining agreement achieved by the casting directors since organizing under the Teamsters. The first came in 2005.