Not a Hollywood strike
There won’t be a Hollywood strike
Supplies for series and film fans are assured: An impending strike in the entertainment industry has been averted for the time being.
Around 60,000 people from the film and series industry should start on October 18 with a nationwide strike in the USA to draw attention to abuses in working conditions in the entertainment industry. For consumers, in the worst case, this would have meant that the productions of upcoming titles would stand still for an indefinite period and the publication of the content could possibly be postponed significantly. However, a preliminary agreement has now been reached.
Higher salary and longer breaks
In negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) demanded, among other things, wage increases for employees. The representatives of the studios of the union have now also promised this for three years, as IATSE has announced. 40,000 workers are therefore affected.
The agreement also includes new regulations, such as daily rest periods of at least ten hours without exceptions and 54 hours of rest on weekends. The employees should be informed of the exact details at the beginning of the week. Matthew Loeb, International President of IATSE, spoke of a dream factory ending in a statement.
Actress Juliette Lewis (48) was also extremely “happy”. The agreement and the measures were “the right thing”, she explained on Instagram. she was there beforehand in detail discussed the difficult working conditions in the industry and called on her colleagues, among other things, to talk about the fact that it can be perfectly normal to sometimes work six days a week for 15 to 17 hours a day.
But the crew still shows up hours before the actors and only goes home after them. In addition, employees are often threatened that someone else could also do their job. Producers required employees “to work tirelessly and always do miracles to ‘save them money’ instead of creating schedules that can be implemented without this constant pressure.”