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Broadway League, Buena Vista Theatrical, IATSE Reach Tentative “Pink Contract” Agreement Ahead of Strike Authorization Vote


With the current dual strike between the WGA and SAG-Aftra, the news of a potential vote for a strike authorization by the Broadway stage employees against Buena Vista Theatrical (aka Disney Theatrical) earlier this week may have seemed like dire news for the entertainment industry.

IATSE (the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement for the “Pink Contract” with the Broadway League and Buena Vista Theatrical, pending ratification by the bargaining unit. The respective parties will inform members of the details for this agreement in the next few days, potentially staving off the need for a strike authorization.

Below the Line will update this story if more news or information is released, since we’re aware that some below-the-line craft and crew may be doing sidework on Broadway with much of the production on television and film slowing down due to those strikes.


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 168,000 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.


The Broadway League (Charlotte St. Martin, President), founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry representing more than 700 members from nearly 200 national and international markets including theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry. Key League programs and resources such as Kids’ Night on Broadway®, The Jimmy Awards®, Black to Broadway, ¡Viva! Broadway®, Broadway Membership Fellows, Broadway Speakers Bureau, and the Internet Broadway Database® ( represent the League’s ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive culture within the industry that is geared toward accessibility and advancements of
audience development, industry practices, and workforce opportunities. Since 1967, The Broadway League has been co-presenting the

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