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IATSE on Strike Against “Biggest Loser”

IA President Short Appoints Safety Chairman

Los Angeles – The IATSE has confirmed that it is on strike against the reality series, “The Biggest Loser,” and its production entities, Reveille Productions, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions.  This top rated show for NBC is now filming its tenth season.  The work action follows a vote by 100% of the production crew members to support the IA.  AFTRA and DGA already have agreements with the production.

IA International President Matthew D. Loeb said, “This is a top-rated prime-time television show, and the crew remains unified.  The strike is the result of a unanimous decision by members of the production crew that they get a contract similar to others covering these types of productions, and we are resolute in getting it for them.”

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

For more information please contact:
General: comms@iatse.net
Press: press@iatse.net

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