The National Labor Relations Board has certified the Writers Guild of America East as the collective bargaining representative for freelance producers and associate producers at Jane Street Entertainment.
The New York-based Jane Street produces “Deep Fried Masters,” “Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off,” “Rowhouse Showdown” and “Cousins Undercover.”
“The men and women who write and produce nonfiction/’reality’ television programs continue to their campaign to improve their conditions, to make it possible to build sustainable careers,” said Lowell Peterson, WGA East exec director. “The WGAE is proud to be part of that campaign, and we look forward to negotiating a solid collective bargaining agreement with Jane Street.”
The guild has been organizing writer-producers in nonfiction television since 2009. It has collective bargaining agreements with three production companies — Sharp Entertainment, Optomen Prods. and Lion TV — and is negotiating with ITV and Original Media. The WGA East is also awaiting a determination from the NLRB at Peacock Prods.