"It's not my job" - and arbitrator agrees

Payroll not the responsibility of directors on a film set, arbitrator rules
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/01/2013

THE JOB YOU were hired to do is the only job you are required to do, a production company in Nova Scotia has been told by a provincial arbitrator.

The Directors Guild of Canada filed a grievance when a production company, Nova Scotia-based Haven 3 Productions, adopted the practice of requiring assistant directors to handle the payments made to background performers or "extras."

The directors union argued the task of handling cash payments and issuing and signing cheques did not fall within the job duties and responsibilities of assistant directors.