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Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and IATSE Reach Landmark Agreement

Photo caption: President Short signs landmark AICP agreement as West Coast Counsel Leo Geffner looks on.

On November 6th, the AICP (Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Inc. ) and the IATSE signed the first-ever Agreement between the two organizations.  The Agreement established the wages and working conditions applicable to motion picture and television production technicians and artisans employed in the production of television commercials. This Agreement was intended to recognize and address the special needs of the television commercial production process.   President Short told the press, “This Agreement is long overdue.  Those technicians and artisans who work in the production of television commercials will now be able to enjoy the benefits of working under an IATSE agreement.” Short also stated, “Working together, the AICP and the IATSE will address the specific needs of this unique production area.  It is my belief that this Agreement is the first step in that direction.”

This Agreement shall be in effect as of November 1, 1996 and shall remain in full force and effect through September 30, 2000.