An important agenda of the ASE is to work together with members to ensure appropriate wages and conditions.
We held an event titled "Just What Are You On" which was a Wages and
Conditions seminar where a panel of industry professionals (Patrick
Jury, Solicitor, Andrea Lang ASE, Editor, Frank Haines, Producer and
Raena Lea-Shannon, Lawyer) talked through issues, taking questions from
The transcript is available to ASE members here.
Don't forget we have a Wages and Conditions forum where you can discuss this with other members.
Documents of Interest:
Pre-employment Post production ChecklistMotion Picture Production Agreement
Checklist is a document created by members of the Australian Screen
Editors Guild, the Australian Screen Sound Guild and the Screen
Producers Association of Australia to help all parties set up and
contract post-production processes more effectively.
Members of the ASE can use it to support their negotiating by bringing
the Post-Production Checklist with them to discussions with producers.
It is important to emphasise that this list not only to helps editors,
it helps the project by ensuring that the aspects of schedule,
facilities, contingencies and deliveries are all accounted for in the
The centre two pages of the Post-Production Checklist are a list of
topics that should be discussed and agreed before the work commences,
so that everyone understands the intended workflow and agrees to it.
The back page is a short glossary of terms that will come up in using
the Post-Production Checklist. It has been provided to help everyone,
especially producers with less experience, to understand the specific
aspects of workflow being discussed.
The Post-Production Checklist is not prescriptive; it is simply there
to ensure that all of the important aspects of the negotiation are
raised in conversation, up front. Many picture and sound editors have
found it very useful in guiding their negotiations and helping overcome
any lack of clarity in the their conversations about wages and
Here's a copy of the current Agreement (Award).
Please note, the industry standard rates are much higher. However, this
may be an interesting document to see how on-set employees are treated
in terms of super, overtime, meals, turn-around time and overtime.