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Strike Date Set for 60,000 Film and Television Workers

LOS ANGELES, CA — International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees International President Matthew Loeb announced today that unless an agreement is reached, union members will begin a nationwide strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on Monday, October 18 at 12:01 a.m., PDT.

Loeb said the union will continue bargaining with the producers this week in the hopes of reaching an agreement that addresses core issues, such as reasonable rest periods, meal breaks, and a living wage for those on the bottom of the wage scale.

“However, the pace of bargaining doesn’t reflect any sense of urgency,” Loeb said. “Without an end date, we could keep talking forever. Our members deserve to have their basic needs addressed now.” 

Last week, IATSE members who work in television and film production at 36 IATSE local unions across the country voted to authorize the union’s international president to call a strike if contract talks didn’t result in a new contract for 60,000 film and television workers. Voter turnout was 90 percent, with 98.6 percent of those voting in support of authorizing a strike.

List of Major AMPTP Signatories

**This is not an exhaustive List**

Marvel Film Productions LLC

Marvel Picture Works, LLC

Walt Disney Pictures

Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Television

Warner Bros. Studio Facilities

Warner Specialty Productions, Inc.

Warner Specialty Video Productions Inc.

Netflix Studios, LLC

Netflix Animation, LLC

Sony Pictures Studios, Inc.

Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Worldwide Productions Inc.

Apple Studios LLC

Apple Studios Louisiana LLC

CBS Studios Inc.

CBS Films Inc.

ABC Signature, LLC

ABC Studios New York, LLC

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

20th Century Studios, Inc.

Fox Studio Lot, LLC

Fox Alternative Entertainment, LLC

Legendary Features Productions US, LLC

Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC

20th Century Studios, Inc.

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.

MGM Television Entertainment, Inc.

Lions Gate Productions, LLC

Focus Features Productions, LLC

Horizon Scripted Television Inc.

Universal Animation Studios LLC

Universal Content Productions LLC

Universal City Studios LLC

New Line Productions, Inc.

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