Thanks to a committed group of entertainment workers, a reality show produced by Tremendous Entertainment was organized in Alabama in early October.
The crew of the new A&E series Bama State Style are now working under an IATSE contract with enhanced turnaround and meal penalty provisions, as well as health and pension benefits.
Unlike the contentious Shahs of Sunset shutdown, the company agreed to negotiate after being contacted by the union. “This is an example of a smooth transition from having no benefits or representation to being a fully union production. It can be done, and be done quickly without a drawn-out work stoppage,” said a spokesperson for the IATSE, “We commend Tremendous Entertainment and A&E for recognizing the importance and hard work of their crew, both at ASU and in the edit bay.”
Bama State Style is an engaging behind the scenes look at the faculty and students of the Alabama State University Marching Band. More than 15 IA members will work on the 8 episode series from now into the New Year.
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