IMAGO, together with other artists' associations, has repeatedly demanded in Brussels that self-employed people should not be subject to antitrust law. The reason for this is their economic weakness and the resulting lack of contractual freedom. They are therefore not entrepreneurs in the usual sense, but dependent on their clients as well as employees, but without any protection under labor law. This affects many cinematographers, especially those ... [Read More]
IMAGO Working Conditions Committee
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 ... [Read More]
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.