Off-B'way League and IATSE Announce first Designer Contract

3/9/2017 10:35am

The Off-Broadway League and United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE have announced that they have negotiated an inaugural contract for the first ever Agreement for Off-Broadway Designers. The historic deal was reached amicably, after negotiations concluded early morning on Sat Mar 4th.  Upon ratification, the three year agreement memorializing standard practice in the industry will go into effect July 2017. United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, is a labor union and professional association of Designers, Artists and Craftspeople, many who are world famous, organized to protect craft standards, working conditions and wages for the entertainment and decorative arts industries. The members of Local USA 829 are Artists and Designers working infilm,theatre, opera, ballet, television, industrial shows, commercials and exhibitions. The current active membership totals just over 4,300. The Off-Broadway League was founded in 1959 to foster theatrical productions produced in Off-Broadwaytheatres, to assist in the voluntary exchange of information among its members, and to serve as the collective voice of its membership in pursuit of these goals. Press contact: Dan Demello/DDPR (917/981-0344)...