The IATSE and Fremantle Media North America (FMNA), the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia, have reached a three-year term agreement covering domestic programs produced for network and basic cable.
FMNA, whose programs include American Idol (FOX), America’s Got Talent (NBC) and the upcoming The X Factor (FOX), which is co-produced with Simon Cowell’s Syco Television, have already been working with IA crews on a number of their shows. The new agreement establishes parameters across all programs.
“We are pleased to enter into this long-term relationship,” said Matthew D. Loeb, international president of IATSE. “This new enhanced agreement underlines our commitment to working with FremantleMedia North America on some of the biggest programming brands on television.”
“When it comes to production, we pride ourselves on a consistent high level of quality and creativity,” added Dan Goldberg, executive vice president of production for FMNA. “Members of the IA are the best at their crafts, so it only makes sense to work with them all the time.”
The IATSE is an International Union that represents members employed in the stagecraft, motion picture and television production, and trade show industries throughout the United States, its Territories, and Canada.