A tentative three-year area standards agreement has been reached between The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE), and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), IATSE announced May 5. The agreement will last from August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2018. Full details are not being publicly disclosed at this time.
The contract, which “addresses a number of matters and provides stability and certainty for the producers, as well as important terms and conditions for IATSE members” will cover most of the United States outside of LA and New York. Of note, the agreement includes the first ever contributions to the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund. All of the more than 100,000 workers covered by the contract will receive safety training funded by the trust.
This agreement follows a recent deal reached between IATSE and AMPTP governing pay standards for Hollywood locals. That agreement was reported to be roughly in line with deals negotiated earlier with the DGA, WGA and SAG-AFTRA.