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#1 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:58 AM

Yes dear collegues
we (french film workers) are again in the streets today to protest
But to protest against what?
this time, the producers union had a great idea, to reduce by 45% salaries ! no more

to let you know
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#2 Jon-Hebert Barto

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 04:53 AM

With all these strikes it's a wonder films get made at all in France... :( This is the second in five months, right?

Oh, well. Good luck with the wage fight. Hope you're back on a set soon...

-Jonnie
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#3 Francesco Bonomo

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 05:04 AM

I don't know the details, but I know that when the French go on strike it's always for a good reason. Here in Italy there are so many strikes everyday that they have lost all their power and meaning.

Good luck!
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#4 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 05:16 AM

so far it's planned to be a 1 day strike with a demonstration in 3h from now from "le louvre" to the government building. it's prior to the aceptation of theses new wages buy the government.
regular theaters wich mean actors are striking to
the sky is blue, good point to demonstrait :)
we don't film that much in France but we produce a lot.
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#5 Tim Terner

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 09:34 AM

Polanski went 2 months over schedule when shooting 'Tess' due to French strikes
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#6 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 06:48 PM

so far it's planned to be a 1 day strike


What's the point in planning the length of a strike, especially for only one day? Should you guys hold your strike for as long as it takes to get negotiations settled? Otherwise, it's nothing but a public protest.
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#7 Mark Dunn

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:02 PM

I wonder why THAT is.
A recent wildcat strike at the port of Calais meant that the M20 motorway between London and Dover had to be closed and turned into a lorry park.
It's a long time since the unions ran this country.

Sorry, failed quote.
"We don't film a lot in France"- I wonder why THAT is.
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#8 Alexandre Lucena

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 08:28 AM

Hi,
Jean

A 45% cut is insane. What arguments do the producers use? What are the rates for DPs,
editors, assistants, gaffers, steadicam operators and directors? Best of luck on your demands.

Alexandre
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#9 Arni Heimir

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 09:39 AM

I would consider it news if Parisians wouldn't go on strike.
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#10 Richard Boddington

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:58 AM

Looks like the Canadian actors union will be joining you on the picket line soon:

http://www.cbc.ca/ar...ors-labour.html

Oh my gosh what a disaster that will be for us! Producers won't get access to all of those famous Canadian actors like, Jim Carey, Martin Short, Mike Myers, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Dan Aykroyd, and..... oh never mind they all packed up and moved to the USA long ago never to return.

It's ok we'll be fine.

R,
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#11 Matthew Buick

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 05:15 PM

Wow, what's pissin' 'em all off so?
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