Friday, October 10, 2014

"Shahs of Sunset" Unionized

I spent a chunk of my afternoon walking "The Shahs of Sunset" picket line today. (That's a reality show on Bravo,if you're tracking this at home). So apparently, although there was no hint of this when I left in mid-afternoon, the company and Editors Guild have reached an agreement and the crew has ratified same.

... The striking crew of the Bravo series ["Shahs of Sunset"] voted unanimously to ratify a union agreement, the Motion Picture Editors Guild I.A.T.S.E. Local 700 wrote on its Facebook page Friday.

The strike began Sept. 10, with editors picketing outside the offices of Shahs producer Ryan Seacrest Productions. The crew was seeking the right to unionize.

Bravo took over production of the series on Sept. 26 after RSP said it could no longer work with the striking editors and dropped them. At the time, sources told The Hollywood Reporter Bravo had opted not to rehire the editors for the fourth season of its reality show. ...

There wasn't a hint of a deal when I was tromping back and forth this afternoon. Everybody assumed we would be back with picket signs next week. Some magic must have happened somewhere.


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