NEWS BRIEF: Georgia film workers get back to work after threatening to strike

Strike averted — lights, camera, action!

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Members of unionized film crews, thousands of whom work in Georgia, will stay on the job after a tentative deal was reached on Saturday that averted a strike. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which represents about 60,000 camera operators, hair and make-up artists, prop masters, costumers, sound technicians, and set builders said negotiators hammered out a new three-year contract after threatening to strike starting Monday if talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) had failed. Workers had demanded shorter working hours and a raise in pay, among other benefits. reuters.com