After striking for one day, Survivor editors are back to work today, having reached an agreement with Mark Burnett’s production company to enter talks for union contracts.
The Motion Picture Editors Guild said early Thursday that this was an “important victory” and thanked the post-production “crew of Survivor for their resolve,” noting “the company agreed to the demand we issued on Tuesday for union recognition for the post crew” and that “[c]ontract talks have been scheduled for Friday.”
CBS declined to comment when asked by Variety.
Work had not yet been completed on the Sept. 24 premiere of Survivor San Juan Del Sur when the strike began yesterday. Editors said they take turn about 250 hours of footage into each episode of the reality competition.