L.A.-Based Location Managers Reach 3-Year Deal With Producers

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The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Teamsters Local 399 have reached a tentative agreement on a successor contract covering location managers.

Members must ratify the agreement for it to go into effect for the period between Aug. 1 through July 31, 2018. Details of the agreement are being kept under wraps.

The tentative deal — which covers several hundred members in the Los Angeles area — was reached two weeks after Hollywood Teamsters and four other Basic Crafts Unions reached a tentative agreement with producers on a three-year successor deal.

The deals are believed to be along the same lines as last year’s agreements negotiated by SAG-AFTRA, the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America and the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which included unspecified annual wage hikes and an increase in contributions to the pension and health funds.

Steve Dayan, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 399, said the new deal will bring about positive change. “We were able to negotiate a good contract for our location professionals with improvements that will benefit this group of hard working individuals,” he said. “Teamsters Local 399 is committed to doing everything it can to protect its members while increasing production in Hollywood.”

AMPTP president Carol Lombardini highlighted the importance of the profession. “Location managers play a vital role in film and television production by finding locations that establish the overall look of a production,” she said. “The new three-year agreement covering location managers and assistant location managers will enable the employers to move forward with plans for productions in Los Angeles that will provide employment for this group of employees.”

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