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IATSE Reaches Agreement with Producers of “Fashion Star”

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The IATSE and the producers of “Fashion Star,” a reality series broadcast on NBC, have reached an agreement, which covers the 130-plus member crew of the series, now shooting its second season.

The contract recognizes the value of the skills the IA crew brings to the job and the employers’ willingness to address the issues important to the crew, who will receive health and pension benefits and standardized working conditions.
“Fashion Star” is produced by Fasstar Productions.

Said IATSE International President Matthew Loeb, “The technicians who produce this programming have the same value and issues of workers in scripted television and deserve the same benefits and working conditions.”

“Fashion Star” is hosted by Louise Roe, and is a competition between designers that gives audience members the opportunity to order some of the designs featured on the show.

Production resumed Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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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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