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Hollywood Coalition Calls on Senate Leaders to Act on “Critical Issue” of Pandemic Insurance

Film, television and sports groups including SAG-AFTRA, the DGA and Producers Guild additionally asked Senators for "direct intervention" in the form of temporary federal funds on Friday.

IATSE Offers President Biden Its Members’ Services to Build Vaccination Sites

"We have a unique opportunity not only to help beat this virus and save lives, but also to get these skilled union technicians back to work."

IATSE Stagecraft Safety Plan Calls for COVID-19 Compliance Officers, Daily Symptom Screening

As U.S. theaters are beginning to make plans and seek union approval to resume production, the IATSE Stagecraft Recovery Committee has released a safety plan that closely mirrors guidelines set by…

Hollywood Unions Aim to Negotiate “Uniform Terms” With Employers as Industry Plots Restart

In a remark that previewed how industry labor leaders are hoping to get Hollywood back to work safely, IATSE international president Matthew Loeb on Wednesday said that an industry safety commission…

How IATSE Will Push Congress to Help Out of Work Hollywood Freelancers

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) made it clear that Hollywood's fight for further financial relief from the federal government isn't over yet when it published an…

Stage Technicians Design and Build Temporary Hospital Amid Virus Crisis

Stage technicians have designed and built a temporary hospital amid the coronavirus crisis, employing the use of entertainment technology.

How Unionizing Script Coordinators and Writers Assistants Foreshadowed #PayUpHollywood

While many factors contributed to 2019's #PayUpHollywood movement advocating for better pay and working conditions for industry support staff, one of the most prescient was the unionization of…

IATSE Leader Demands Oscars Reverse Course on Awards Presented During Commercials

IATSE international president Matthew D. Loeb blasted the Film Academy's decision to present four Oscar categories — cinematography, film editing, live-action shorts and makeup and hairstyling…

IATSE Joins Union Drive for Canadian Reality TV Workers

IATSE, the union that represents most unionized film and TV crewmembers, has joined forces with Canada's top media union to secure better pay and working conditions for local factual reality TV…

Why Original ‘Lion King’ Writers Are Losing Out With This Year’s Remake

The 1994 'Lion King' writers will see no residuals, while the scribes of this year's remake will; and some of the original writers may not see their names on the remake even though it's expected to…

SAG-AFTRA, IATSE Declare Support for Actors Equity Strike As Union Warns Off Strikebreakers

SAG-AFTRA and IATSE declared support for an Actors Equity strike seeking a share of profits for actors who help develop successful new Broadway plays, especially musicals.

Hollywood Unions Line Up in Support of Possible L.A. Teachers Strike

Four key Hollywood unions — SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, the Teamsters and musicians union — issued statements supporting the L.A. teachers if they strike, but the WGA and DGA did not.