CBS Casting Call – “Tough as Nails” competitive reality show

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has been contacted by Mr. Keoghan, the producer of the series “Amazing Race” on CBS. They are creating a new, competitive reality show with a working title of “Tough as Nails” and asked USA to help them locate contestants that best represent the trade unions.

 They are looking for union members that exemplify the spirit and grit that has helped build our nation. The producers assure us that this will not be “circus” with stunts or costumes. But simply blue-collar men and women, competing in work clothes, in real-life challenges, using strength and mental toughness.

 Mr. Keoghan’s motivation for this format is driven by the fact that he comes from several generations of laborers and is passionate about this topic.

 Intended to honor trade workers as the unsung heroes of society, the producer hopes to promote the trades as a beneficial career path option for America’s youth.

 The producer will be traveling the country at the end of October 2019, with a moveable stage in which contestants will “see if they have what it takes”, with a 10-minute physical test called “The Brutal Truth”. The cities included in the tour are: Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, New York, Richmond VA, Atlanta, Jackson MS, Dallas, Albuquerque, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

 We ask that you encourage your members to apply online.  To apply online click here.

The Local is responsible for verifying the applicants are members in good standing. Applicants must be over 21 years old and submit a video under 3 minutes long. All information is outlined on the link including tips for the best video.

 If you would like to personally recommend a member of your local to the show producers, please email producer Phil Keoghan and senior producer/casting director Jenny Hope at [email protected].

 If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bobbie Haut at (202) 383-3934 or [email protected] or click here for the application. 

 *This announcement is from the Office of Tim Driscoll, Secretary-Treasurer International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers