Film-watchers and fans of the series can breathe a sigh of relief: The last time the Hollywood strike was halted in Hollywood. The International Alliance of Theater Stage Employees (IATSE), a central union of film crew employees representing 10,000 filmmakers, announced an agreement with the production companies on its website yesterday.
In a statement, IATSE President Matthew Loeb called the “Hollywood End” a three-year contract. The agreement has not yet been ratified by union members.
The last-minute strike was halted
The Association of Production Companies, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, confirmed to CNN the matter without details. The union, which represents cameramen, as well as costume, makeup and set designers, had previously announced that the work would be closed at night.
Many film stars such as Samuel L. Jackson and politicians such as Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren publicly supported the call for a strike. This will be the union’s first nationwide work stop since 1945. Last-minute talks include how the union felt much longer and practically unplanned work hours.
Extraordinary work hours
According to the IATSE, the deal provides “significant increase in payments” and “living wages for lower paid wage earners”. Daily relaxation periods were also agreed.
Hollywood is notorious for the fact that many work hours are often difficult for many employees to reconcile with their private lives. Recently, however, a growing number of employees on online networks shared stories. Cameraman Scott Cirkosano accused the production companies of what they consider film executives to be “a worthwhile investment”.