The Directors Guild of America has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers on a new three-year contract.
The agreement covers Dec. 1, 2011, through Nov. 30, 2014, and includes pay increases, increased health care contributions and ability to compete for work outside the U.S.
The DGA board voted unanimously to send the contract to membership for a vote. "We have achieved a solid contract that will support our members working in commercials and will help keep this sector of our business healthy and productive," said DGA President Taylor Hackford in a statement. "Commercials represent one of the steadiest areas of work for our members, and we are pleased that the new agreement will keep our members working, secure their healthcare benefits and allow producers the flexibility they need to keep this industry vibrant and competitive."
The membership ratification decision is due by the end of the year.