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Shahs of Sunset Editors End Strike Against Ryan Seacrest Productions, Bravo Media

October 13, 2014 07:32 | By
Scabby the Rat made an appearance on picket lines against the producers of Shahs of Sunset.

Scabby the Rat made an appearance on picket lines against the producers of Shahs of Sunset.

Editors on Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset have reached a deal with Ryan Seacrest Productions, ending a month-long strike. Union supporters had staged more than half a dozen demonstrations in Los Angeles and New York, but the union called off its picketing Friday afternoon, indicating that a deal was imminent.

The deal, negotiated by the Motion Picture Editors Guild, (IATSE Local 700), was ratified unanimously by the postproduction crew Friday night. Postproduction on the reality TV show is expected to resume shortly.

The union filed unfair labor practice charges on Sept. 29 against Bravo Media over the dismissal of the Shahs of Sunset editing crew. The crew of 16 had been fired after going on strike Sept. 10 in an effort to secure a union contract.

Bravo announced on Sept. 11 that it had indefinitely delayed the fourth season of the series, which had been set to begin airing Oct. 13.

The union said Friday that in light of the agreement, the unfair labor practices charges would be dropped.