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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 11

Unions and Guilds

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This is an aspect of the industry that changes every few years — collective bargaining agreements are renegotiated, becoming a union or guild signatory becomes more attainable for lower-budgeted productions, added contracts are being offered for new forms of media, and rates, guidelines and benefits are revised. To help you interpret and remain compliant with the numerous working terms and conditions of union contracts, all major studios, networks and payroll companies have in-house Labor Relations personnel to guide you through the world of unions and guilds (especially when it comes to navigating the multitude of rules associated with each) and to handle the grievances that are occasionally made ...

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