In the heart of Hollywood's entertainment scene, the much-anticipated Los Angeles premiere of "Priscilla" faces a significant upheaval. The Hollywood Legion Theater, the chosen venue, has been caught in the crossfire of an ongoing labor dispute involving the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the veterans organization, Post 43. As tensions escalate, the premiere is set to shift to an undisclosed location, as confirmed by A24, the film's distribution handler.
Understanding the Dispute
The crux of the issue lies in a contract dispute and labor unrest between IATSE Local 33 and Post 43, amplified by the expired contract dating back to 2021. At the core of this dispute is the future of the theater and the compensation of Taylor Umphenour, the former chief projectionist, a pivotal figure in the theater's operations.
IATSE 33 alleges bad faith bargaining on the part of Post 43, citing failure to send authorized representatives to negotiations and misrepresentation of agreement content, as documented by the National Labor Relations Board.