IATSE secures tentative agreement on area standards contract averting another national Hollywood strike

The Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) secured major wins last week with announcements of tentative agreements (TAs) on all issues for the Area Standards Agreement (ASA) and the Basic Agreement.

The latest agreement between IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for the studios and streamers means that, if members vote for ratification, it will avert another summer of Hollywood strikes.

The Basic Agreement TA comes after more than three months of bargaining and includes provisions like a seven percent raise in minimums in the first year, followed by raises of four percent and 3.5 percent, which matches the terms won by SAG-AFTRA last fall.

Other notable victories include increases to overtime compensation, new protections around artificial intelligence (AI) and more.

The ASA TA was announced June 27 and came after two days of talks.

The contract includes some identical language like the same scaled wage increases and improved overtime compensation as in the Basic Agreement, as well as wins like Juneteenth added as a holiday and improved bereavement leave.

The remaining Hollywood negotiations that need to be settled before the July 31 contract expiration date are the AMPTP‘s contract talks with the Teamsters.


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