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Matt Loeb of IATSE charts a more aggressive path

June 28, 2011 |  1:28 pm

Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees are accustomed to working quietly behind the scenes of movies and TV shows.

But their leader, Matt Loeb, has been shaking things up, putting the entertainment industry's largest union on a more aggressive path since he took the helm of the union nearly three years ago after longtime IATSE President Tom Short resigned.

In one of his first interviews as president, Loeb spoke to The Times about a recent high-profile strike against the producers of the reality TV show "The Biggest Loser," as well as a controversial plan to extend union contracts to visual-effects workers and his efforts to create a more open culture inside the IA, as it is known.

Read the full story in today's Business section:,0,4617135.story

Photo: Matt Loeb, head of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, at its office on Riverside Drive in Studio City. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times


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