Subject: Launching New Basic Agreement Website

Dear Local 729 Members —

As part of our upcoming negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the union has launched a new microsite for the Hollywood Basic Agreement at

Living Document:

This site will feature comprehensive and up-to-date information throughout the entire campaign. Please note that the site is not static; it is a living document. This means it will be regularly updated with new information, resources, and announcements over the course of the process. We encourage you to visit frequently to stay informed and engaged with the latest developments.

What You Will Find on the Microsite This Week:

  1. Roadmap of the Process: Gain a clear understanding of what to expect at each stage of the campaign, ensuring you are well-informed and prepared for the journey ahead.
  2. Historical Context and Past Priorities: Delve into the history of our agreements and learn about the priorities that have shaped our past negotiations. This context is crucial for understanding the evolution of our industry and the role we play in it.
  3. In-Depth Negotiation Educational Video: Access the full 3+ hour training session delivered to IATSE’s Negotiation Committees. This material provides invaluable insights into the principles, rules/laws, and the processes of our negotiations. This is the first time such a training has become available publicly.
  4. Campaign Toolkit: Utilize a range of resources, including campaign graphics, hashtags, and logos, to actively engage and support our union’s collective efforts. This toolkit is designed to empower you to be an active participant in the campaign.

Your Role and Participation:

Your active participation is vital to the success of this campaign. We urge you to utilize these resources, engage with the material, and contribute to our collective efforts. Together, we can achieve a contract that reflects our needs, rights, and values.

In solidarity,

Robert D. Denne

Business Representative/Secretary-Treasurer