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IATSE Organizes with an “Eye” Toward Reality

March 12, 2004 - The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees recently organized the number one Bravo hit reality show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”.  The basic cable production, located in New York City, employs some fifty crew people who will be covered by the new agreement, and, become members of the Union.

The pact calls for wage increases of up to more than 80% for some, in addition to contributions toward health coverage and retirement plans and other protective terms.  Additionally, the show will be covered starting January 1, 2005 under the full terms under the IATSE’s applicable videotape agreement no matter where it shoots in the U.S.A.

The effort was lead by Vice President and Director of Motion Picture and TV Production, Matt Loeb, along with the New York Production Locals.