The terrible death of our colleague Halyna Hutchins made us very clearly aware that the gross disregard of safety rules and the increasingly cynical treatment of employees in the film industry can no longer be accepted. We believe that cinematographers have a very special responsibility due to their position in the team. This prompted the IMAGO Working Conditions Committee to write this URGENT CALL, which was signed by the IMAGO founder Luciano Tovoli by the entire IMAGO ... [Read More]
IMAGO Working Conditions Committee
FAIR TRADE IN FILMMAKING
GENDER EQUALITY / WORKING CONDITIONS
A report on long hours and productivity in the UK film and TV industry
By Paul Evans and Jonathan Green
Over the past year, our freelance branches in the production sector have been in negotiations with employers about terms and conditions for workers on major motion pictures and TV drama. We have many members working on commercials, factual and entertainment TV, promos, lower budget films and other kinds of production.
Perhaps the biggest concerns that we hear from these ... [Read More]
By Akira Sako JSC
High blood pressure is common in Japan. It is estimated that more than 43 million Japanese of a total population of 127 million inhabitants suffer from high blood pressure.
The problem is that Japanese cinematographers and film workers work long days, and many feel they do have not time to take time to visit a doctor for a check-up.
Cost is also a factor, as medical check-ups in Japan are not free.
IMAGO and FERA, the European Federation of Film Directors, will join forces to focus on film workers working conditions. The cultural and creative industries are a driving force behind the value creation in Europe and elsewhere, occupying two and a half times more people than for instance the car industry in Europe. The film workers working conditions has been discussed for decades, especially after Haskell Wexler´s and Roderick E. Stevens established the organization “12 on 12 off” in 2004, ... [Read More]