Hollywood Crew Union Reaches Tentative Deal with Studios

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A union representing Hollywood film and television crews announced it has signed a tentative three-year agreement with major studios.
A union representing Hollywood film and television crews announced it has signed a tentative three-year agreement with major studios.

A union representing Hollywood film and television crew said on Tuesday it has reached a tentative three-year deal with major studios that includes agreed-on pay hikes and guardrails against the use of artificial intelligence (AI).

Details of the Agreement:

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) members, which include lighting technicians and costume designers, are to ratify the deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which symbolizes Disney, Netflix and others.

The terms of the agreement include scale-rate increases of 7%, 4%, and 3.5% over the three-year term, the union said.

AI Protections:

On the AI front, the deal includes “language that ensures no employee is required to provide AI prompts in any manner that would result in the displacement of any covered employee.”

Previous Labor Agreements:

In late 2023, the SAG-AFTRA actors union and the studios reached a labor agreement which ended a near six-month dispute that had halted film and TV production.

That contract also provided for pay raises and streaming bonuses that union leaders said amounted to more than $1 billion over three years, and also included protection around the use of AI in filmmaking.

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