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Labor Peace Restored In Canada’s Film Industry As Directors Guild Branch Ratifies Contract

Members of the Directors Guild of Canada B.C. have voted to ratify a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and its Canadian counterpart, the Canadian Media Producers Association B.C. After five days of polling, 89.5 percent voted “Yes” to the new deal, with 64 percent of those eligible marking a […]

Directors Guild of Canada B.C. Unveils 3 Percent Wage Hike From American, Local Producers

The Directors Guild of Canada’s British Columbia branch has unveiled details on a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, representing Hollywood producers, and its local counterpart, the Canadian Media Producers Association. The new agreement, which includes a 3 percent wage increase retroactive to July 2021, follows 15 months of bargaining […]

Directors Guild of Canada B.C. Reaches Tentative Deal With American, Local Producers

The Directors Guild of Canada’s British Columbia branch has reached a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, representing Hollywood producers, and its local counterpart, the Canadian Media Producers Association. “As of this afternoon, the DGC BC has reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP and the CMPA. We are finalizing […]

Directors Guild of Canada B.C. Issues Strike Notice to American Producers

The Directors Guild of Canada’s British Columbia branch has issued a formal strike notice to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and its local counterpart, the Canadian Media Producers Association. The announcement follows the B.C. union’s first-ever strike authorization vote, where members voted 92.2 percent in favor of striking on local U.S. film […]

Directors Guild of Canada B.C. Overwhelmingly Approves Strike Authorization

Directors Guild of Canada B.C. members have shown solidarity with their union leaders by overwhelmingly approving a possible strike in British Columbia if stalled talks on a new collective deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and its local producer counterpart, the Canadian Media Producers Association, do not reach agreement. DGC B.C. […]

AMPTP Warns That U.S. Producers May Boycott Vancouver Amid Local Union Strike Threat

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and its local producer counterpart, the Canadian Media Producers Association, have warned that North American producers may steer film and TV series away from Vancouver after the Directors Guild of Canada’s British Columbia branch called for a strike authorization vote. “The DGC B.C.’s strike authorization vote sends […]

Directors Guild of Canada B.C. Calls Strike Authorization Vote

The Directors Guild of Canada’s British Columbia branch has called for a strike authorization vote. The move follows the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and its local producer counterpart, the Canadian Media Producers Association, resisting the latest contract offer, the union claims. The DGC cites sticking points in the yearlong negotiations over terms […]

Studios, Guilds Incorporate Booster Shots, Update Masking Guidance in COVID Safety Protocols Extension

Studios and guilds have changed their guidance on appropriate masks and the definition of when an individual is “fully vaccinated” in their latest extension to the industry’s COVID-19 safety protocols agreement. In a message to union members on Wednesday, SAG-AFTRA national executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland announced that SAG-AFTRA, the Directors Guild, IATSE, the Teamsters and […]

COVID Safety Agreement Between Studios, Guilds Set to Expire Sunday

Hollywood’s top guilds and studios remained in negotiations on Friday for an expected extension and potential update to their COVID-19 safety protocols agreement, which is set to expire on Sunday. Teamsters Local 399 recording secretary Lindsay Dougherty confirmed on Friday that the two sides were still in negotiations. No other unions contacted on Friday or […]

Studios, Guilds Extended Return-to-Work Safety Protocols Until Feb. 13

The entertainment industry’s top guilds and studios have again extended their COVID-19 return-to-work agreement, the Directors Guild recently told members amid a nationwide omicron surge. Late last year, the guilds and studios “agreed to extend the Agreement to Feb. 13, 2022,” the DGA wrote to members in an update email on Jan. 22 and the […]

IATSE Ratifies New Three-Year Contract With Studios by Close Margin

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has ratified a new three-year Basic Agreement and Area Standards Agreement, which both narrowly passed with a majority “yes” vote. In total, 56 percent of the 641 delegate votes from all 36 Locals voting on the Basic and Area Standards Agreements were in favor of the tentative […]

IATSE Members to Begin Voting on Contract Ratification Nov. 12

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has released to members its 49-page memorandum of agreement (MOA), with workers set to begin voting on Nov. 12. The document summarizes in greater legal detail the tentative Basic Agreement and Theatrical and Television Motion Picture Area Standards Agreements with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television […]