Deal with companies covers about 440 people
scouts, managers and assistants. Location scouts and managers are among the first below-the-line crew members to be hired on many feature and TV projects. The companies, repped by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, have negotiated similar deals this year for the master contract for the West Coast locals of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the Basic Crafts contract for Hollywood Teamster drivers and four other basic craft unions. Both the basic crafts pact and the IATSE deal contain 2% annual wage increases along with $250 million in new employer contributions to the health plan.