Casting directors, studios reach agreement

Deal includes pension and health contributions

With a 308-4 approval of their first contract, Hollywood and New York casting directors and associates have officially entetered into their first contract with studios and networks.

The deal, which runs to September 2009, includes pension and health contributions, holidays, grievance and arbitration procedures, no-strike and no-lockout provisions. Salaries will be subject to individual negotiation, however.

Final approval came Tuesday in New York via a 60-1 vote, following Sunday’s 248-3 vote in Los Angeles. The casting directors are repped through Teamsters Local 817 in New York and Local 399 in Los Angeles.

Pact was finalized in December between the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers. The Teamsters spent three years organizing the casting directors.

“We hope that this is the beginning of a long and cordial relationship,” said Local 399 business agent Steve Dayan.

More Biz

  • Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in

    Weinstein Co. Sale Price Cut From $310 Million to $287 Million

    With a 308-4 approval of their first contract, Hollywood and New York casting directors and associates have officially entetered into their first contract with studios and networks. The deal, which runs to September 2009, includes pension and health contributions, holidays, grievance and arbitration procedures, no-strike and no-lockout provisions. Salaries will be subject to individual negotiation, […]

  • Ryan Kavanaugh

    Relativity Media Investor Claims $12.5 Million Fraud

    With a 308-4 approval of their first contract, Hollywood and New York casting directors and associates have officially entetered into their first contract with studios and networks. The deal, which runs to September 2009, includes pension and health contributions, holidays, grievance and arbitration procedures, no-strike and no-lockout provisions. Salaries will be subject to individual negotiation, […]

  • Paul Simon

    Paul Simon's 'What Not to Bring' List for Farewell Concert Is Astonishingly Thorough

    With a 308-4 approval of their first contract, Hollywood and New York casting directors and associates have officially entetered into their first contract with studios and networks. The deal, which runs to September 2009, includes pension and health contributions, holidays, grievance and arbitration procedures, no-strike and no-lockout provisions. Salaries will be subject to individual negotiation, […]

  • Eric Heisserer

    Patric Verrone, Eric Heisserer Seeking Writers Guild of America West Board Seats

    With a 308-4 approval of their first contract, Hollywood and New York casting directors and associates have officially entetered into their first contract with studios and networks. The deal, which runs to September 2009, includes pension and health contributions, holidays, grievance and arbitration procedures, no-strike and no-lockout provisions. Salaries will be subject to individual negotiation, […]

  • Ari Emanuel and Ray Waddell

    Endeavor's Ari Emanuel Credits His 'F---ed Up Mind' for Success Beyond the Agency Business

    With a 308-4 approval of their first contract, Hollywood and New York casting directors and associates have officially entetered into their first contract with studios and networks. The deal, which runs to September 2009, includes pension and health contributions, holidays, grievance and arbitration procedures, no-strike and no-lockout provisions. Salaries will be subject to individual negotiation, […]

  • Coachella

    Coachella Restricts Artists From Playing Most North American Festivals for Half the Year (Report)

    With a 308-4 approval of their first contract, Hollywood and New York casting directors and associates have officially entetered into their first contract with studios and networks. The deal, which runs to September 2009, includes pension and health contributions, holidays, grievance and arbitration procedures, no-strike and no-lockout provisions. Salaries will be subject to individual negotiation, […]

  • Marshmello Signs Publishing Deal With Kobalt

    Marshmello Signs Publishing Deal With Kobalt

    With a 308-4 approval of their first contract, Hollywood and New York casting directors and associates have officially entetered into their first contract with studios and networks. The deal, which runs to September 2009, includes pension and health contributions, holidays, grievance and arbitration procedures, no-strike and no-lockout provisions. Salaries will be subject to individual negotiation, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content