Toronto Star

Hollywood studios reach union deal


Hollywood studios reached a new labour agreement with one of the industry’s most powerful unions, settling difference­s over work conditions and pay and averting a potentiall­y disastrous halt to film and TV production across the country.

A strike would have roiled an industry that’s still reeling from COVID-related closings and health restrictio­ns.

“We went toe to toe with some of the richest and most powerful entertainm­ent and tech companies in the world, and we have now reached an agreement,” Matthew Loeb, president of the Internatio­nal Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said in a statement.

The union, which represents thousands of art directors, camera operators and editors, has been negotiatin­g with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, whose members include major studios including Disney, Netflix and Inc.

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