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Key Code Education Welcomes MPEG Members!

As a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, you are able to receive a 25% discount on all classes. Don’t forget to include proof of membership when you inquire!

Joining MPEG

Joining Motion Picture Editors Guild allows you to become part of a community of post-production professionals, including animation editors, apprentice editors, assistant editors, colorists, engineers, foley artists, librarians, music editors, picture editors, recordists, re-recording/scoring mixers, sound editors, story analysts, technical directors, trailer editors, and more.

Your membership offers you valuable training discounts and social networking opportunities, as well as vital protections guaranteed by your union contracts.

Union Benefits

Motion Picture Health and Welfare (
Rated as one of the best in the country, the health plan is paid entirely by producer contributions on your behalf and includes coverage for spouses and dependents. Benefits include comprehensive medical, hospital, prescription drug, vision, dental, death, and dismemberment insurance coverage. In addition, contracted wellness programs offer preventive screenings and educational programs.

Motion Picture Pension Plan (
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 (
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
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 (
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.

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.

Mixers, Panel Discussions & Annual Events (
Join your peers and network at educational panel discussions or 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. There are many social and educational 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 ( and Actors Federal Credit Union ( 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.


Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (“CSATF”) is a non-profit organization that administers a variety of programs for the benefit of the motion picture and television industry.

  • CSATF is provided for and governed by the collective bargaining agreement (Basic Agreement of 1996, Article XXV) by and between the Producers, The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (“IATSE”), the Moving Picture Technicians Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories, and Canada (“MPTAAC”); as well as the collective bargaining agreements by and between the Producers and the Basic Crafts Locals (Article 18).
  • CSATF is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (“AMPTP”).
  • Signatory Producers make contributions to CSATF for each hour worked by or guaranteed a covered employee.
  • CSATF provides full payment of continued education

One of CSATF’s functions is to administer and maintain the Industry Experience Roster (“IER” or “Roster”). The Roster lists the names of individuals who have acquired a certain amount of work experience (and, in some cases, additional requirements) within their specific craft as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement of each local. The Roster encompasses over 125 job classifications that span the jurisdiction of 19 locals within the motion picture and television industry. Individuals whose names appear on the Roster may receive preference of employment as producers signatory to the Basic Agreement and/or the Basic Crafts agreements utilize the Roster as an employment resource.

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