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'Star Wars 8' Shoot Faces Delay Due to Technicians' Revolt

The new ‘Star Wars’ movie, including many other blockbusters shooting in Britain, may be affected after lighting technicians threatened to revolt over pay.

Published: 28th January 2016 03:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th January 2016 03:28 PM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

LONDON: The new ‘Star Wars’ movie, including many other blockbusters shooting in Britain, may be affected after lighting technicians threatened to revolt over pay.

The technicians are furious after failing to receive a pay rise for four years and have threatened to quit, which would delay nine major productions currently shooting in the UK, reports Independent.

After talks broke down between the lighting technicians’ union representatives at Bectu and the employers’ body Pact, producers from the nine films affected stepped in and scheduled a last ditch meeting to halt an exodus.

The US producers met with Bectu at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, Herts, where they offered a pay increase of between five and eight and-a-half per cent depending on the technicians’ different grades and responsibilities.



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