‘Marriage Boot Camp’ Editors Go on Strike

'Marriage Boot Camp' Editors Go on
Courtesy of WE tv

Members of the post-production crew on WE TV’s “Marriage Boot Camp” have gone on strike to unionize under a contract with the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

Picketing began Tuesday outside the Los Angeles offices of Thinkfactory Media, the show’s production company.

“All members, prospective members, and other post-production professionals are instructed to refrain from rendering service to this production for the duration of the work stoppage,” said IATSE Local 700 on its Facebook page. 

ThinkFactory did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“Marriage Boot Camp” is in its fifth season with four of the eight episodes having aired. In each season, five couples perform a number of exercises to see if their marriages are worth saving.

Local 700 also tweeted a photo of the picketing.

Update: The strike has ended after lasting 9 hours, as an agreement between “Marriage Boot Camp” producers at Thinkfactory and IATSE reps has been reached. The production and postproduction staff will be allowed to unionize.

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  1. Bonnie says:

    In repect to Meg’s comment below…these are HUMAN BEINGS with REAL PROBLEMS!!!
    A-level stars are not going to do this on camera and potentially loose their dignity!
    The value of this show is what happens here may be tranlatable to viewers experiencing similar trials and tribulations in their own relationships!
    Stop wanting blood from people and take everything for what it’s worth…try to LEARN something from it!

  2. Bonnie says:

    A strategic way to get their way…in the middle of everything…force your hand! I don’t respect that tactic…but who in business is nice anymore? Sad way to conduct themselves…
    and I am pro-union!

  3. Meg says:

    Maybe if that TV show had actual “celebrities” on it, it might be a real show. I am so sick of seeing the celebrity wannabes on TV! Omg – make it stop!

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