Experienced and reliable crews
IATSE 514 members have had many opportunities to work on major motion picture productions, such as Arrival, X-Men: Apocalypse, Quantico, White House Down, The Smurfs 2, Red 2, Riddick and Warm Bodies, as well as a great number of television pilots and series. For more information, please take a look at Our productions page.
Our motto? Dependability. And our basic rule? No surprises. This means that all aspects of the agreements signed with us will be respected, and that you will be able to manage costs and deadlines in an efficient manner.
Competitive tax-credit subsidies
The Quebec government provides qualified producers with some of the most attractive tax credits and cash rebates in North America. Your total effective tax credit could reach up to 38.4%.
- 20% cash-back on all expenses;
- 16% bonus on all CGI and green-screen shoots applicable on extended eligible labour;
- No minimum spend, no caps.
In Quebec, the tax credit is based on all expenditures and the producer is not required to release the film in Quebec. This tax credit corresponds to 20% of all expenditures, with no prescribed limit, paid to Quebec residents or Quebec companies. For digital special effects (VFX) and computer animation, a 16% tax credit enhancement is added, on extended eligible labour. Filming in front of a green screen is also included in the credit enhancement.
At the federal level, with Canada’s Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) Program, you get an additional tax incentive of 16%, net of any assistance, of eligible labour expenditures within Canada (CISP).
For more information on tax credits, please contact the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC).
Health & safety at work
A safe work environment, skilled and well-trained workers and access to adequate equipment are some of the key elements of a solid workplace health and safety strategy. In Quebec, as is the case everywhere in the world, the employer is ultimately responsible for the well-being of its employees. That said, IATSE 514 is always there to help producers fulfill their responsibilities. Since day one, IATSE 514 has been actively involved in providing its members with state-of-the-art health and safety training.
A strong health and safety strategy primarily relies on providing workers with proper equipment adapted to specific tasks. Thanks to our Health and Safety Fund (see article 13.9 of the collective agreement), IATSE 514 makes every effort to ensure that our technicians can use the professional-grade safety equipment needed to carry out their tasks.
A few examples:
- Protective helmets
- Protective shoes
- Protective glasses
- Hearing protectors
- Respiratory protective devices
- Work gloves
- Safety harnesses for women and men
Training Centre, Online and in-person
IATSE 514 was a key player in the creation of the very first training centre – online or in person – for the Quebec film industry. This initiative, which is an integral part of our collective agreement, has enabled us to provide hundreds of members with health and safety training specifically tailored to the film and television industry.
Here are some examples of the courses we offer in our Training Centre:
- Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS);
- First aid in the workplace;
- Harassment in the workplace;
- Criminal liability for health and safety at work;
- Boom and scissor-lift safety;
- Forklift safety and Elevated work platform safety;
- Handling of fire extinguishers.
A dedicated Business Agent
In office since September 2016 and a member since 2005, Christian Bergeron is dedicated full-time to the management and business development of IATSE 514. In this role, his goal is to provide members with optimal union services and to ensure that Quebec film productions run smoothly and successfully. As the union’s Business Agent, Christian aims to be well informed at all times, and he regularly takes specialized courses with IATSE.