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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Desist or serious repercussions?


This June 13 message appeared on a TMBA facebook page regarding yesterday's CTV commercial shoot: 

HEARD THAT ALL TMBA MAS BANDS AND THEIR MODELS ...BY EXTENSION, ARE ASKED " TO DESIST FROM PARTICIPATING IN A CTV FILMING NEXT WEEK". IF YOU DO SO IT MAY HAVE SERIOUS REPERCUSSIONS.

Many of you have been asking about why was this message was sent. So I learned the TMBA sent this rather oddly worded notice out on behalf of the models. They wanted to ensure models would be treated properly at the shoot, particularly since they aren't compensated, like at most appearances. There was concern over models taking time off work, paying for parking, and they wanted to know they would be provided food and water. So it was a matter of speaking up for the models, I was told. When contacted, CTV assured TMBA they would provide snacks, water, and they paid for their parking. So the TMBA was pleased with this, however, the notice remains. Is anyone else as curious about the "serious repercussions"?...
Six bands participated, and there were 15 models at the @5 hour commercial shoot.
Just an example of how sometimes a message that is cryptic can cause a carfuffle.  

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

TMBA is full of shit.
If that was their concern they need a new PR person to relay that message properly.

TB said...

looks like the original comment was deleted from the TMBA facebook page as it was there 2 days ago and it is no longer there.

Lisa said...

Not sure if I'm buying the TMBA's response. If there was an issue with the model's treatment, then they could have gone directly to CTV and dealt with the issue versus posting such a cryptic message on their FB page.

And also - to whomever does the posting on TMBA's FB page, for all that is holy, please stop posting all of your messages in caps...people don't like being YELLED AT! :-) That is all..

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