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Society of Cinematographers launches hardship fund for members affected by screenwriters strike

International Cinematographers Association (IATSELocal250 ) has approved a work slowdown hardship fund and additional financial relief for members affected by the Writers’ Strike , which ended on May 2 over a contract dispute with the studio And started, by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). 600

New Fund Allocation $250, – Included Option to increase to $250, – offers grants up to $1, to individuals in good standing who are in financial need due to job loss or delay due to any entertainment industry industrial action local 250Member, including the Writers Guild of America strike.

At the association’s National Executive Committee meeting last weekend, the Board of Directors also approved 600 a dues opt-out option for the fourth quarter, which will start , delinquency and any other installment payment plan collection deferred until September 600.

According to Thursday’s announcement, hardship fund eligibility criteria will be determined by state executive officials in coordination with the Recreational Communities Fund, which will administer the fund.

“The Guild Board of Directors has the honor and responsibility to lead our members through this work,” said National President Baird B. Slow down, as we have done during the pandemic. “During a crisis, none of our members is alone. ”

Alex Tonisson, who was appointed ICG National Executive Director at last weekend’s meeting, added: “The local 600 Believes that all workers deserve fair contracts. Providing financial relief during this strike is one way to help our members while supporting the unity of our industry. ”



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