Bargaining Updates 2024


Negotiations between IATSE and AMPTP have ended without reaching a tentative agreement. Further dates will be announced soon.


Hollywood Basic Agreement Website

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

Welcome to Local 44

Affiliated Property Craftspersons Local 44 is a professional association of craft persons having specialized skills and talents within the entertainment industry. Local 44 is affiliated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada (I.A.T.S.E.).

Our Local was chartered by the I.A.T.S.E. in May of 1939. Like all unions, we are a democratically run organization.

Local 44 has numerous collective bargaining agreements, employing over 6,200 members in more than sixty-five companies in Los Angeles and throughout the world. We represent a diverse group of crafts that are the best in their field. Local 44 represents members working in many diverse, but related fields of the entertainment industry, such as: Motion Picture, Television, Commercials, Music Videos, and Independent Shops.

The various Crafts we represent are: Construction Coordinator, Draper, Floorcover, Greens, Propmaster, Propmaker, Property, Sewers, Set Decorator, Special Effects, Upholsterer, Commercial Master, Commercial Propmaker, Commercial Property, and Commercial Set Decorator.