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JOIN WEST COAST Requirements

In order to work for union employers on the West Coast, you must be on the Industry Experience Roster (“Roster”) administered by the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF). The Roster lists the names of individuals who have acquired a certain amount of work experience within their specific craft as outlined in each local union's collective bargaining agreement.

Applying for placement on the Roster is a separate and distinct process from applying for union membership. Additionally, placement on the Roster does not automatically trigger union membership or vice-versa.


Let’s Get Started

First, select the classification below that applies to you. If your classification is not listed, please contact the membership department for additional information.

Animation Editor

Work Experience

Animation Editors must demonstrate 175 days of non-union work experience within the last three years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.
  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees

Apprentice Editor

Work Experience

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement in existence between the Producers and Local 700, employers are required to give preference of employment in all hires to persons who are already on the Industry Experience Roster ("The Roster"), which is maintained by Contract Service Administration Trust Fund.

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 each of the local unions' collective bargaining agreements

The Industry Experience roster must be exhausted before a signatory company can hire a non-roster Apprentice. Guild approval is necessary prior to beginning any union job. If approval is granted, you must join the Guild after 30 calendar days. You are then eligible for roster placement.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.
  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees

Assistant Colorist

Work Experience

Assistant Colorists must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees

Assistant Editor

Work Experience

Assistant Editors must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Colorist

Work Experience

Colorists must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2). In addition, the Colorist must take the (K) course. In addition, 

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees

 


Editor

Work Experience

Editors must demonstrate 175 days of non-union work experience within the last three years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Engineer

Work Experience

Engineers must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2). In addition, Engineers must take the (K) course.

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Foley Artist

Work Experience

There is currently not a Roster requirement for a Foley Artist prior to acquiring a union position. When you have secured union work, please contact the Membership Department.

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Lab Film Technician

Work Experience

The Industry Experience roster must be exhausted before a signatory company can hire a non-roster Laboratory/Video Technician. Guild approval is necessary prior to beginning any union job. If approval is granted, after 30 calendar work days you must join the Guild. You are then eligible for roster placement.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a union employer stating you have completed 30 days of work at a union facility. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment of your 30 days of union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2). In addition, Laboratory Film/Video Technicians must take the (K) course.

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Librarian

Work Experience

Librarians must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to: View Initiation Fees


 

Music Editor

Work Experience

Music Editors must demonstrate 175 days of non-union work experience within the last three years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage . It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2). In addition, Music Editor must take the (K) course.

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Recordist

Work Experience

Recordists must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2). In addition, Recordists must take the (K) course.

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Re-Recording/Scoring Mixer

Work Experience

Re-Recording/Scoring Mixers must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2). In addition, Mixers must take the (K) course.

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Service Recorder/TV Engineer

Work Experience

Service Recorders/TV Engineers must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2). In addition, Service Recorder/TV Engineers must take the (K) course.

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees



 

Sound Editor

Work Experience

Sound Editors must demonstrate 175 days of non-union work experience within the last three years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2). In addition, Sound Editors must take the (K) course.

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Sound Service Person (Y16)

Work Experience

There is currently no Roster requirement for a Sound Service Person prior to acquiring a union position. When you have secured union work, please contact the Membership Department.

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Story Analyst

Work Experience

The Industry Experience roster must be exhausted before a signatory company can hire a non-roster Story Analyst. Guild approval is necessary prior to beginning any union job. If approval is granted, after 30 calendar work days you must join the Guild. You are then eligible for roster placement.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a union employer stating you have completed 30 days of work at a union facility. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment of your 30 days of union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

 

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


 

Technical Director

Work Experience

Technical Directors must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees


Trailer Editor

Work Experience

Trailer Editors must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary.To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees

 

Utility Sound Technician

Work Experience

Utility Sound Technicians must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2). In addition, Utility Sound Technicians must take the (K) course.

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to: View Initiation Fees

 

Videotape Operator

Work Experience

Videotape Operators must demonstrate 100 days of non-union work experience within the last two years, prior to the date of application.

All work experience must be like the work covered by the Local 700 Agreements or Videotape Supplemental Agreement. The work must have been performed in the United States and/or Puerto Rico. Documentaries must have been screened at a festival, television, or theater.

Industrial Films and Educational Films are not covered by these agreements and therefore CANNOT be used for placement on the Industry Experience Roster. Eligibility of Subscription Video-On Demand experience can vary. To verify whether or not your work experience qualifies, please contact a Roster Specialist at Contract Services.

Get Your Paperwork in Order

Get your paperwork in order for CSATF.

A. Letter from a non-union employer. 

  • Please use the sample letter.  The letter should be generated on company letterhead.

  • If you are paid by a payroll company, the letter must be written by them. No proof of payment is necessary when using a payroll letter.

B. In addition to the letter, you must provide proof of payment for non-union work experience. Payment can be no less than the California minimum wage. It is preferred, but not necessary, that it indicate the days worked and classification. A combination of the following proof of payments may be used:

  • Check stubs
  • W2
  • 1099
  • Copies of cancelled checks

Submit Paperwork to CSATF

There are no fees to get placed on the Roster and no appointment necessary. Please check here for their office hours.

  • Take a copy of paperwork to CSATF.
  • Take your driver license and social security card or active passport.
  • Fill out the I-9 Form provided by Contract Services.
  • Take all of the mandatory Safety Courses.

All Union Classifications are required to take Safety Courses (A) and (A2).

CSATF reserves the right to make changes to the requirements at any time without notice. Please contact a Roster Specialist for the most up to date information.

Attend an Orientation Meeting

Attend an orientation meeting at Local 700. Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly and last approximately 2 hours. 

Click here to:  Schedule an Orientation

Initiation & Processing Fees

There is a one-time initiation and processing fee for joining Local 700. However, changing your classification in the future may result in a classification upgrade fee.

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan for the initiation and processing fees. The payment plan is half down and the other half within 6 months. We accept checks, money orders and cash.

Click here to:  View Initiation Fees

 

Contact the Membership Dept.

Shawn Marchetti
Membership Coordinator
(323) 978-1085
smarchetti@editorsguild.com

Tracy Pacio
Membership Assistant
(323) 978-1087
tpacio@editorsguild.com

Yessie Gonzalez
Membership Assistant
 (323) 978-1086
ygonzalez@editorsguild.com

Other important contacts

Contract Services Administration Trust Fund (CSATF)
2710 Winona Avenue
Burbank, California, 91504
(818) 565-0550
www.csatf.org


What is CSATF?

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement in existence between the Producers and Local 700, employers are required to give preference of employment in all hires to persons who are already on the Industry Experience Roster, which is maintained by Contract Services Administration Trust Fund.

The Industry Experience 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 each of the local unions’ collective bargaining agreements.