On Tuesday, members of the Post Production Guild-New York (PPG-NY), a union representing more than 150 freelance post-production workers in New York City, in partnership with the CWA, filed a candidacy in the National Labor elections. Relations Board (NLRB). The PPG-NY/CWA was forced to take the plunge after the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the entertainment industry’s official collective bargaining representative, repeatedly refused to voluntarily recognize the union of post-production employees despite the fact that virtually all of the workers signed cards in favor of CWA membership.
Post-production workers are part of a multifaceted operation, connecting all aspects of the filmmaking process. They play a vital role in filmmaking by guiding the process of transforming thousands of hours of raw footage into a polished end product that includes sound effects, color correction, music, visual effects, and more. finite elements that moviegoers expect from the cinematic experience.
“We are united and committed in our efforts to form a union, and we are ready to take this fight to the next level,” said Chris Clemente, post-production supervisor. “The AMPTP has chosen to take an anti-union position. We remain hopeful that they will recognize our union and appreciate the contributions we make to the industry. Read more here and in The Hollywood Reporter, and follow the new union on Twitter.