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#1 Michael J. Schilling

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

I just wanted to bring attention to you my fellow brothers/sisters in our field about this situation and bring it to light for those of you who might not know. The crew from the production "Megastorm" at Larry Levinson Productions Studio is and has been on strike for a little over two weeks now. They were working without appropriate contract and suffering for it. There were 14-16 hour days with lack of proper turn around, unsafe work conditions, no second meals, and quite a few infractions that are considered standard on any other budget show. Since the crew(which entails the grip, electric, camera, spfx, sound, post departments) have decided to stand for better working conditions, the production company LLP has taken to hiring outside help(scabs) ie; film interns, students, and other assortment of film makers from the low budget world to in house employees. At one point they were using the stage janitor to push the dolly, and a transpo driver to lay banded cable. It is really a sad situation when a company with a $9 million budget has to resort to such things just so they will not have to negotiate a standard low budget IATSE contract or even a crew standard business agreement. Here is a link to an article that was just written on the situation.

http://www.deadlineh...-with-security/

It is a little weighted to the crew side of the line, but you will get a general idea of what they are fighting for and have been putting up with. I ask that if you do believe in what the crew is fighting for, please join them on the picket line and show your support. We are trying to set a standard for what is acceptable in these hard times, and promote a professional work environment. Thank you.


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