CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Filming for the movie Coup d'état was delayed Tuesday when a national labor union went on strike after the production company could not guarantee wages.
On Tuesday morning, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees directed all members not to report to work after Coastal Film, LLC was unable to obtain an irrevocable letter of credit. That production company is owned by Jake Shapiro, the former CEO of Moon River Studios.
He's been part of a WTOC investigation for months after dozens of former employees accused him of squandering thousands of dollars.
The union told members they did not want their names to be added to the long list of people that have been unpaid by this company and other companies associated with Jake Shapiro and Dan Grodnik.
On Tuesday afternoon, a deal was agreed upon between the union and the production company meaning all crew members will respond Wednesday at their regularly scheduled hours.