In a message to co-workers, the Sharp Organizing Committee said in part:
We are happy to report that a strong majority of producers and APs working at Sharp Entertainment have now signed union cards designating the WGAE as our collective bargaining agent.
As one of the largest production companies, Sharp Entertainment is in a position to advance the discussion about how the industry should treat producers and APs by leaps and bounds.
We risk a great deal by doing nothing and watching rates go down, production schedules get tighter, hours get longer, budgets get smaller, crews get leaner, etc.
Change will not happen here or anywhere else unless producers and APs band together across the industry. We are proud to join with the hundreds of other non-fiction producers and writers in the campaign to organize creative workers in our industry.