Talent Agency CAA has raised pay charges for assistants and different hourly workers, a person with data of the matter informed TheWrap on Wednesday.
Assistants — a selected job title at CAA — will now make $18 an hour, up from $15, the person stated. New hourly charges for different workers weren’t disclosed.
The pay hikes come as a part of CAA’s efforts to set compensation for workers and plans to enact them preceded the latest uproar over how a lot entry degree and assistant degree jobs in Hollywood pay popularized by the hashtag #PayUpHollywood, the person stated. The effort is “ongoing,” based on the person.
Other companies have lately additionally hiked pay for hourly staff, most lately Verve Talent and Literary Agency, which introduced in December that it gave assistants and mailroom employees a 25 to 40 % increase in response to the #PayUpHollywood motion. The pay raises took impact Jan. 1.
Verve mailroom employees will now make $17.50 an hour, assistants will make $18.50, and “experienced assistants” will make $20, the corporate introduced on the time. At least 30 assistants and a pool of 10 mailroom/floater workers are affected.
Verve additionally shortened its working hours primarily based on survey responses. Instead of working from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., the corporate additionally introduced new hours, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; workers working outdoors of these hours will nonetheless proceed to obtain additional time pay.
Lawrence Yee contributed to this report.
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