NON-UNION FILM SET PICKETED CREW CLAIMS PRODUCERS WON'T LISTEN.
Byline: Carol Rock Staff Writer
VALLENCIA - Some famous faces joined pickets crowding the gates of Valencia Stages on Thursday to protest working conditions on the set of the psychological thriller Psychological thriller is a specific sub-genre of the wide-ranging thriller genre. However, this genre often incorporates elements from the mystery genre in addition to the typical traits of the thriller genre. ``Deadly Course.''
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Crew members said the production company, Crystal Sky Communications, which advertised the show as a non-union production, were making crews work 18 to 22 hours a day for a flat fee, which averaged out to less than minimum wage.
Representatives from the production company did not return phone calls.
In an attempt to resolve their dispute, the workers called representatives Tuesday from SAG (1) A momentary drop in voltage from the power source. Contrast with spike.
(2) (SAG) (SQL Access Group) See CLI. , the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the Teamsters Teamsters
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See : Labor . Meetings between the unions and producers were unsuccessful, and the workers walked off the job.
``We walked out because the producers refused to listen. We need benefits and pension and they refused to talk about that,'' said transportation captain Paul DiCocco III.
His concerns were echoed by Lyle Trachtenberg, international representative of IATSE IATSE International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada
IATSE International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators , who was on the picket line with approximately 50 others.
``There were unsafe conditions on the set and a poor rest turnaround,'' he said. ``When we approached the producers, they basically said they didn't have the money and couldn't make a deal.''
Queries about the production were directed to Dorothy Koster, whose son is directing ``Deadly Curse.'' She said the crew was trying to muscle its way into a higher-paying production.
``It's very simple,'' she said. ``This is a $1 million budget, non-union movie that they are trying to bully into being a union production.''
Cromwell said the protest was necessary to help industry employees.
``It's important for us to be out here,'' Cromwell said. ``If this becomes the way of doing things, it endangers our entire industry.''
Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252
(1) Workers on ``Deadly Course,'' a TV movie under production at Valencia Stages, protest working conditions on the set.
(2 -- 3) Actor James Cromwell, above, stands on the picket line Thursday with the crew of ``Deadly Course'' outside Valencia Stages. The workers have picked up support from SAG, IATSE and the Teamsters union Teamsters Union, U.S. labor union formed in 1903 by the amalgamation of the Team Drivers International Union and the Teamsters National Union. Its full name is the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America (IBT). . Make-up Make-up
The amount of deficiency when a cash flow or capital item is deficient. For example, an interest make-up relates to the interest amount above a ceiling percentage. artist Jaime Franco, right, holds a sign expressing her feelings toward the TV movie's producer, Jon Voight Jon Vincent Voight (born December 29 1938) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. Voight, an Oscar-winner and four-time nominee, has had a long and distinguished career as both a leading man and, in recent years, character actor, with an extensive range. .
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