Hollywood film-crew union reaches tentative deal, averting strike

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By Lisa Richwine and Bhargav Acharya LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A union that represents about 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers in film and television reached a tentative deal with producers on Saturday, averting a strike that threatened to cause widespread disruption in Hollywood, negotiators said. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which includes camera operators, make-up artists, sound technicians and others, said negotiators agreed to a new three-year contract. “This is a Hollywood ending,” Matthew Loeb, president of the union, said in an emailed statement. “Our …

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