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Benefits of Membership

The Union Advantage

Motion Picture Health and Welfare (http://www.mpiphp.org)
Rated as one of the best health plans in the country, the health plan is paid entirely by producer contributions on your behalf and includes coverage for spouses, dependents and same-sex domestic partners.  Benefits include comprehensive medical, hospital, prescription drug, vision, dental and life insurance coverage. In addition, contracted wellness programs offer preventive screenings and educational programs.

Motion Picture Pension Plan (http://www.mpiphp.org)
Participants enjoy the benefits of two plans: the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan (Pension Plan), which is a defined benefit pension plan, and the Motion Picture Industry Individual Account Plan (IAP), which is a defined contribution plan. Both are funded 100% through employer contributions. The Pension Plan provides a fixed monthly benefit payable for the Participant’s lifetime after retirement. It may also be payable to a Beneficiary following the Participant’s death. The IAP provides a lump sum or annuity benefit payable to the Participant at retirement or to the beneficiaries as a death benefit.

IATSE National Benefit Funds (https://www.iatsenbf.org)
The IATSE National Benefit Funds include the Pension, Annuity, Health & Welfare, Vacation and 401(k) Funds. You are eligible to participate in the Funds as an employee only if you are covered by a collective bargaining agreement providing contributions to one or more of these Funds.

Set Wages and Working Standards
Working for union shows automatically guarantees set wages and work conditions. Field representatives are available to answer all your questions regarding rules pertaining to our contract and will ensure that all contractual provisions are adhered to on your behalf. 

Post-Production Practice Facilities
Keep your skills up to date in our practice rooms. The facilities feature the most modern equipment, popular software, a comprehensive library and access to online training programs. A technical representative is available throughout your stay to answer questions and offer assistance.  Reservations are required. Appointments can be made Monday – Friday and two weekends per month.

Training Courses (http://www.csatf.org/pdf/700vendorprovided.pdf)
Training courses at participating facilities are also available to members in good standing (roster requirement may be applicable).  The cost for these training courses is subsidized, but many of the facilities waive the cost entirely. 

Available for Work List
We offer all prospective union employers 24/7 access to the Guild’s database of members’ resumes. Resumes are created and maintained online by the members themselves. The database search results include the member’s name, contact information, resume, skills, and references.  Search functionality includes the ability to find members by classification, skills, region, language, and keyword.

Magazine (www.cinemontage.org)
The Guild publishes CineMontage, an award winning, 4-color magazine, four times a year. CineMontage covers all aspects of post-production, including technical tips, new technology, industry and labor news, interviews, and updates on Guild business. 

Screenings (Los Angeles & New York)
Each month we have private screenings of current movies in state-of-the-art theaters.  Active and retired members, plus a guest, are invited.   In addition, many industry invitations are extended to the members of Local 700.

Bi-Monthly Mixers & Annual Events (Los Angeles)
Join your peers and network at some of L.A.’s most chic spots!  Or bring your family to catch up with old friends at the "Post" Labor Day Picnic or annual Bowl.  There are many social functions that provide members the opportunity to mingle among post-production’s finest. 

Credit Union
As a member in good standing, you and your family are eligible to join First Entertainment Credit Union (www.firstent.org) and Actors Federal Credit Union (www.actorsfcu.com).  These premier financial resources are available to the entertainment community and offer exceptional rates on car loans, personal loans, and savings plans.

Union Plus
Union Plus is brought to you by Union Privilege, established by the AFL-CIO.  Union Plus takes the collective buying power of millions of union members and leverages it into premium customer services, as well as discounts and savings.  Their mission is providing consumer benefits to members and retirees of participating labor unions.

Join a group of a highly skilled, creative, and motivated post-production professionals.