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What is CSATF?

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.

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.

Roster placement requirements are unique to the specific job classification for which you are applying. Please contact the CSATF office, 818.565.0550, with additional questions.

Check out Local 700's roster classifications: