IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, has inked a three-year deal with the production company that creates "American Idol," "America’s Got Talent" and the soon-to-premiere "The X Factor," according to TheWrap.
In a written statement, a union spokesperson said, "This new enhanced agreement underlines our commitment to working with FremantleMedia North America on some of the biggest programming brands in television.
Fremantle’s executive vice president of production, Dan Goldberg, also issued a statement, saying, "When it comes to production, we pride ourselves on a consistent high level of quality and creativity. Members of the IA are the best at their crafts, so it only makes sense to work with them all the time."
The union members of IATSE include makeup artists, lighting specialists and other production crew members.