IATSE Wins Contract with NBC’s ‘Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge’

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Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge -- Pictured: (l-r) Daniela Stratman, Hunter McIntyre, Ken Martin, David Gulino of "The Muddy Minglers"; Katie Huber, Amy Pajcic of "Team One Step Ahead"; Stephanie Buech of "The Muddy Minglers"; Michael "Mitch" Pajcic, Chris Johnson, Amy Winters of "Team One Step Ahead"; Jay Melian, Luzmar "Lu" Fernandes, Charlie Schlott, Michael Mitchell, Stephanie Clements of "Miami Spice" -- (Photo by: Mark Hill/NBC)

Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by  on April 25, 2017.

After a one-day strike in Atlanta, the producers of NBC’s Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge have come to terms with IATSE for a contract covering some 200 of the show’s crew members.

The non-union reality show had been shooting its second season in Atlanta earlier this month when several IATSE members working on the production contacted their union reps, who quickly organized a walkout. “A picket line went up before dawn, and a crew of more than 200 people did not report for work,” the union said. “Production was shut down all day.”

Negotiations for a contract began on the spot, headed by IATSE’s Cinematographers Guild Local 600 and Atlanta Local 479. After 12 hours of bargaining, a deal was reached, and the crew went back to work. …

Deadline Hollywood 4/25

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