PWTorch Report – TNA’s next “live” Impact special, have production workers been paid?
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– TNA’s next semi-live Impact is scheduled for mid-August as part of the timeslot change to Thursday nights on Pop TV.
After wrapping up this week’s Impact TV tapings, TNA is planning to return to Universal Studios in Orlando in August for the next set of tapings.
– PWTorch has also learned that TNA is still behind on paying some production workers from the beginning of the year, now 5-7 months after services were rendered.
TNA handed off the production aspect of their business to Aroluxe Media, but TNA is still responsible for payment.
Since TNA has been going through the process of trying to find an investor or buyer throughout 2016, while also trying to cut costs, the production pay continues to be an issue.
There are signs of cutbacks on the TV broadcast, where replacements are filling in for former production workers who are no longer working the tapings.