Just this week, ITV Studios, the company that produces Cesar Millan’s new show Cesar 911 for National Geographic Wild, reported that in 2013 they posted a 27% increase in profits. ITV Studios says it expects to continue raking in more profits in 2014, even as they look to expand through acquisitions.
ITV’s profits are fueled by the the average $30,000 per year of unpaid overtime from each freelance producer they employ.
ITV isn’t the only violator, but as one of the more successful and profitable production companies in New York, and one where freelancers have chosen to unionize, they should be setting a good example for the rest of the industry to follow.
Cesar Millan can help by standing up for the legal rights of his producers and associate producers to be paid overtime. Let him know that you’d like to see him stand up for what’s right.
Click on this link to loan your Twitter or your Facebook feed this Friday for a Thunderclap action. Join with hundreds of other union members, writers, producers and supporters as we take to social media during the premier of ITV’s new show, Cesar 911, and ask Cesar Millan to support the men and women who make his show!
And join us Friday night at 9:00 PM on Twitter to tweet support for ITV producers on the #cesar911 hashtag.