A tentative agreement has been reached on a new three-year contract covering some 38,000 Hollywood-based members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Details of the new film and TV pact, which now must be ratified by the union’s members, have not yet been disclosed, but pay increases are believed to be in line with those that management’s Alliance of Motion Picture & Television recently negotiated with the DGA, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA. ...
The contract talks began last Monday and ran through Friday, April 17th.
Steve Kaplan and I attended many of the sessions. They were still going on Friday, when I departed on separate business. We have been informed second hand that a deal was reached or in the offing. When more details become available, we'll post them here.
Note: The Animation Guild contract is scheduled to be negotiated later in the year, after the AMPTP has completed a couple of other contract talks.