Hollywood’s unions released their detailed protocols today for the safe reopening of the film and TV industry – a joint effort by the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and the Teamsters. The 36-page report implements the more general guidelines set forth in a White Paper on reopening that was issued by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force on June 1. The release of the unions’ report comes just as Los Angeles County has allowed production to resume, starting today.
Like the White Paper, the unions’ protocols stress that testing and social distancing are the keys to a safe reopening. Special precautions – and the establishment of safe zones – are required for working with and around actors, who are most vulnerable because they can’t wear masks or socially distance while they’re performing.
Full report here