Current Tools Status:        May 18, 2018

All Cleve Tools are $15.95 each plus tax/shipping. How to order!

NEW - We have a new May edition for Vancouver.  DGC recently completed their negotiation and have just published their new rates.

Most of our Budget Tools include the new rates that became effective in July and August of 2017.  New York is continually updated, and the most recent edition is for March of this year. 

Samples to the right from previous 2016/17 editions show parts of each Tool to indicate the layouts.  Each Tool is 8-1/2x11 and 20 mil laminated for ease of use and high quality.

Last summer SAG, DGA and WGA, took 2.5% wage increases and increased fringes by 0.5% for their pension plans.  DGA has already decided to do similarly for the coming rate changes in summer 2018.

Some of our clients have asked if we have early editions for this coming Summer.  No, we do not.  Both IATSE, Teamsters and Basic Crafts have yet to reach agreement for the next 3-year term.  Negotiations are currently in progress.  We will have the new editions as soon as new rates get published for the new agreements.

Our current and new editions are listed below.  Send an email if you have any questions.     Contact Cleve.

2018 Movie Maker Calendar  (2018-20) 

The Movie Maker is our most popular calendar, which has the 15-month view on the front and covers all of 2 following years plus the 2018 legend of holidays on the back side.  More info is further down this page. 

2018 Producer Calendar  (2018-19) 

Our original 2-year calendar.  One year on each side.  More info is further down this page.

Hollywood Feature - August 2017 edition

Includes Feature rates for DGA (eff. 7/1/17), SAG-AFTRA (eff. 7/1/17 calculated), WGA (eff. 5/2/17), IATSE (eff. 7/30/17), Location Managers (eff. 7/30/17), and Teamsters & Basic Crafts (eff. 7/30/17).  

Hollywood TV - August 2017 edition

Includes Television rates for SAG-AFTRA and SAG-AFTRA LEGACY (eff. 7/1/17 calculated), DGA (eff. 7/1/17), WGA (eff. 5/2/17), IATSE (eff. 7/30/17), Location Managers (eff. 7/30/17), and Teamsters & Basic Crafts (eff. 7/30/17).  INCLUDES RATES FOR LONGFORM TV SIDELETTER. 

Hollywood TV Series - August 2017 edition

Includes same Television rates as Hollywood TV Tool.  However, this Tool INCLUDES RATES FOR NEW ONE-HOUR SERIES, but not Longform TV rates. 

Area Standards - January 2018

Includes the IATSE rates that go into effect July 30, 2017 through July 31, 2018.  Note. Teamsters Area Standards rates vary throughout the country.  We provide the Atlanta rates for both Features/TV and Low Budget as a sample, while also providing for reference the feature rates for New Orleans and Massachusetts.

New York – March 2018 edition

Includes the new and current rates for all New York unions in effect at this time.  The New York Tool covers DGA, SAG, WGA, Teamsters Local 817, IATSE Locals 52, 161, 600, 700, 764, 798 and 829.   We usually have three or four New York editions per year because several locals have very disparate contract changeover dates.   This edition includes the new March rates for Locals 161, 764 and 798.  Note Local 52 is still in negotiations for its new May rates.

Vancouver – May 2018 edition

Includes rates for UBCP, DGC, IATSE and Teamsters that went into effect in April/May of 2018. DGC just published its new rates.


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If you have any questions, e-mail us. 

Hollywood Fringes - We have a free summary sheet on Hollywood Fringe rates, which you may find useful.  Request one by email.

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Information about our popular Calendars:

The Calendars

Movie Maker Calendar - 2018-20 - This 3-year calendar format was created for our clients, who need a longer view to the future.  Each one is "personalized" with your name; your name with company name smaller below; or company name alone.  The front-side displays a 15-month view of the current year (2018) + first 3 months of the following year (2019).  On the back-side, the following 2 years (2019 and 2020) are displayed (all 24 months), plus our popular "legend of holidays" for the current year (2018).  Work holidays for the USA, Canada, U.K. and Mexico are color-coded in all 3 years.  The Movie Maker Calendar is our standard for production and post-production scheduling. 

Producer's Calendar - 2018-19-  This 2-year calendar is also Personalized in the same way as the Movie Maker Calendar.   The 2-year Producer's Calendar covers all movie union work holidays in 4 countries for the years 2018 and 2019 (each year is a full page side on the double-sided calendar).   

Additional Notes/Information:  

We are not currently publishing an edition for Toronto.

With the new opportunities provided by state tax incentives legislation across the USA, the need to budget correctly for crews in these states is very important.  The Area Standards Tool sorts out different rates and jurisdictions for the IATSE (other than LA & NY jurisdictions).  It also has some of the Teamsters rates in frequently-used areas. If you’re shooting in the USA outside of LA or NY, you’ll want this Tool.

This status page is updated regularly to provide you with the latest information.