Film & TV Music Supervisors Want To Unionize; Seek To Join IATSE – Deadline
Film and TV music supervisors, fed up with deteriorating working circumstances and stagnant wages, wish to unionize with IATSE, which is asking on the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers to voluntarily acknowledge them after a big majority signed authorization playing cards to affix the union.
IATSE, nevertheless, stated that the AMPTP indicated final week it doesn’t intend to take action.
“Every worker deserves to have rights and a voice in the workplace, regardless of how your employer values your work,” IATSE president Matthew Loeb stated. “The workers have spoken, and the AMPTP should respect its workers and democracy by voluntarily recognizing Music Supervisors’ union immediately.”
According to IATSE, music supervisors are demanding to:
• Be handled pretty and equitably in comparison with their unionized co-workers
• Gain entry to business healthcare and retirement plans
• Secure standardize pay charges to tamp down on discrimination and pay disparities
• Address buildings that allow studios to delay staff’ pay for months at a time
• Have a seat on the desk to barter with employers in good religion
• Win an enforceable and codified union contract
“Music supervisors facilitate some of the most beloved moments in film and television,” the union stated, “but responsibilities have expanded, conditions have deteriorated, and pay has been stagnant and does not reflect the cultural impact of their work.”
Music supervisors are chargeable for curating, securing and negotiating licensing for, and coordinating the use or creation of, recorded music on movies and TV reveals in service of a director’s or showrunner’s imaginative and prescient and finances.