We exist to carry out the required provisions of the collective bargaining agreements between the film and television industry’s West Coast Studio Local Unions and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
Additionally, Contract Services acts as a “one-stop shop” to carry out a long list of regulatory and legal obligations that must be implemented on behalf of the studios. Consolidating all of these required services under Contract Services’ roof creates enormous time and cost savings for everyone. Without Contract Services, each employer would need to perform all of its own safety training, not to mention administer employment verifications, manage their own Substance Testing Programs, and maintain individual studio rosters, all of which would be operationally impractical with a freelance workforce. That would waste an enormous amount of money and time for the studios and create huge burdens on the employees — all of which would gridlock production schedules.
Of all the work we accomplish at Contract Services, providing the training that keeps workers safe on set is our most important mission. Our Safety Pass training is second-to-none anywhere in the world in terms of breadth, relevance and quality. This helps the studios maintain their strong safety record — and we believe it has helped save lives.
Our Mission is to provide friendly, accurate and dependable service and training for the entertainment industry (producers, studios, unions and guilds) and the behind-the-scenes workers as required by union contracts, the law and individual need. We are committed to supporting the industry through maintaining the Roster, offering quality safety and skills training, facilitating the creation and maintenance of industry safety bulletins, validating documents and securely maintaining records.