Afm Basic Theatrical Motion Picture Agreement

Six weeks after ratifying the 2015 film contracts, the Federation sued any major film studio, either for suspending union jobs or for violating the use of the clip, and some were sued for both. From these complaints, we collected money for our members and dismantled several studios for flagrant violation of national scoring obligations. Today, all that remains is a lawsuit against the producers. We`re going to impose ourselves on that, and they know it. They also know that if our agreements are violated and no agreement is reached, we will go directly to court against them. I am pleased to announce that on 9 March, after a week of intensive negotiations, an agreement was reached with major Hollywood film producers and their television film colleagues to extend the existing film and film agreements by one year, with a 3% wage increase. After ratification, the salary extension and increase will come into effect on April 5, 2018. The inclusion of New Line Cinema as a signatory to our film contract will result in additional meeting work, health and retirement benefits, and remaining payments for musicians employed in setting videotapes to music. This development is another positive step in our campaign to preserve and protect employment standards and prevent the externality of sound recordings in the film industry. New Line Cinema has signed the AFM`s Basic Theatrical Motion Picture Agreement, which defines salaries, working conditions, health and pension contributions for musicians who work in the fields of recording, sidelining and music preparation.

The agreement also requires that motion-making films produced by New Line Cinema in the United States or Canada be set to music in the United States or Canada. Our contracts are at the heart of our union. What we get through collective action and collective bargaining is guaranteed because management signs agreements. Our contracts allow us to ensure that employers do what they have to do. They increase the expectations of all musicians in terms of remuneration, performance and professional treatment. Low-budget prices can be used if the film falls below US$45 million for motion pictures or US$5 million per hour of programming for TV films (basic cable and feature films). . . .


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