‘Very Little Progress’ as IATSE Film, TV Contract Talks Break Off Until July 6

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on June 11, 2021.

After four weeks of bargaining, IATSE’s negotiations with management’s AMPTP for a new film and TV contract have broken off with no deal and “very little progress” toward reaching one, union officials said on Friday.

The talks got underway May 17 and aren’t scheduled to resume until July 6. The contract, which covers the union’s 13 West Coast production locals, doesn’t expire until July 31, so there’s still plenty of time to reach an agreement.

Negotiations originally had been scheduled to last only two weeks.

“Very little progress has been made since we resumed this Monday,” leaders of the Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, said in a communique to members Friday afternoon. “On Wednesday, we did not even meet, and [Thursday] bargaining was suspended altogether until early July.” …

Deadline Hollywood 6/11

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