PHBP or Good Luck Finding Production Teams!
The undersigned would like to inform your company that we will refuse to Produce your projects as long as your company refuses to participate in PHBP. If the crew we're surrounded with have Healthcare benefits, the Production teams you entrust to see your projects through from beginning to end will too. Period.
The costs of this plan are completely covered in the P&W line which you tell the agency or client are necessary in order to shoot their campaign. Any attempt to argue against this is complete rubbish. You know this as well as we do. This is industry standard. This is moral. This is fair. This is not an avenue to boost profits from.
You will need to make a choice. You can utilize those P&W funds as intended to cover the healthcare of the production team that currently works long hours with no overtime or holiday pay to create your product. Or you can have a devil of a time finding experienced production teams who hold the keys to the castle.
Note, there will be no bargains of continuing to keep rates artificially low, working free days involuntarily or other such attempts to link participation in PHBP to any kind of benefit other than having an experienced production team working on your project. There is no room to give on this matter.