A tentative three-year area standards agreement has been reached between The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE), and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), IATSE announced May 5. The agreement will last from August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2018. ...
The area standards agreement is the IA's national contract. It covers the parts of the U.S. of A. outside the reach of the Basic Agreement.
The thing to remember about these negotiations is, they look smooth and uneventful from the outside, but there's a different perspective from the inside. There's lots of tme spent in caucus rooms. And nobody gets to bed early.
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