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Nitrogen Studios (Cinesite) Employees Awarded Overtime Pay For Work on 2016 Film "Sausage Party"
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
In a victory for animators and visual effects artists in British Columbia, the BC Employment Standards Branch has issued a determination (ESB Nitrogen Studios determination) awarding overtime pay to employees of Nitrogen Studios (now Cinesite) for their work in 2016 on the feature film Sausage Party and has levied a $500 fine against the studio.
President Loeb Establishes the IATSE Pride Committee
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) President Matthew D. Loeb established the IATSE Pride Committee and appointed Canadian Office Operations Manager Nate Richmond as its chair. President Loeb also appointed IATSE Local 884 Business Agent Doug Boney, IATSE Local 631 Corresponding Secretary/Treasurer Kimberly Holdridge, United Scenic Artists 829 member Carl Mulert, and International Representative Rachel McLendon to serve on the committee.
IATSE Calls on Members to Support Renewing The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Thursday, March 14, 2019
We need people from all across the country to urge their representatives to cosponsor the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (S. 546/H.R. 1327) to ensure that everyone affected by the attack
Steve Belsky and Fran O’Hern appointed Co-Directors of IATSE Broadcast Department
Monday, February 18, 2019
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) President Matthew D. Loeb today appointed Steve Belsky and Fran O’Hern to be Co-Directors of the union’s Broadcast Department. They will take over from former Director Sandra England, who let the Department from its creation in 2012 until she retired this month.
Statement from President Loeb on Oscars telecast change
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that four categories at this year's Academy Awards would be presented during commercial breaks, and would have only the speeches shown during the telecast, without listing the nominees or showing examples of the work. Today, IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb released the following statement:
Allentown Symphony Stagehands Vote Yes For a Union
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Allentown Symphony Association stagehand employees voted unanimously to join in union with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 200. Working backstage at the Miller Symphony Hall, carpenters, electricians, properties, audio, and video technicians voted yes to collectively bargain the terms of their employment with their employer.