Lion Television, the production company behind Discovery’s Cash Cab, MTV’s Megadrive and PBS’ History Detectives and America Revealed, has agreed to recognize the WGA East as the collective bargaining rep for its writers, producers and researchers, a group of about 100 staffers. It’s the latest pickup for the guild, which has been trying to bring employees at non-fiction basic cable production companies under its umbrella. The Lion TV staff voted for representation in December, and the National Labor Relations Board has certified the results. “We welcome the Lion employees into our creative community, where they will join thousands of other members who do some of the best work in television, film, radio, and digital,” WGAE executive director Lowell Peterson said. “We are pleased that Lion respects their decision to become part of the Writers Guild and we look forward to a long and productive relationship.”
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