Movie and TV Productions Halted

Over the holiday weekend, the Los Angeles County Health Department requested that film, television, and music productions consider pausing work for a few weeks to avoid increasing the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic surges again in California. In response, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has confirmed that most film and television productions are extending their traditional holiday hiatus into mid-January or later. Read More »

hollywood Coronavirus safety protocols

Hollywood unions and major studios have finally come to an agreement on the safety protocols for film and TV productions hoping to restart amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After three and a half months of negotiations, the Hollywood coronavirus safety protocols were announced that would allow the industry to safely resume production.

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Michael Bay’s pandemic thriller Songbird may have trouble taking flight. The Songbird production has been hit by a “do not work” order from SAG-AFTRA, which is warning its members that they could be disciplined if they take an acting job on the film. The order comes a little more than a month after it was reported that Songbird filmmakers had screened their production plans by the guilds.

UPDATE: Since this story broke, SAG-AFTRA has rescinded the “do not work” order for Songbird. Union members are free to work on this production effective immediately. Our original story from July 3 follows below.

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