Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on July 17, 2020.
Labor and management continue to make progress in their ongoing negotiations to restart film and TV production, said Editors Guild national executive director Cathy Repola in her latest message to her members.
“Progress is being made, but there are detailed issues still to address,” she said, noting that “negotiations between the AMPTP, and jointly the IATSE, DGA, SAG-AFTRA, Teamsters, and Basic Crafts over safety protocols and issues related to COVID-19, are ongoing.”
Detailed protocols for safely restarting production were issued last month – in the “White Paper” developed by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee – and separately in a multi-union report called “The Safe Way Forward.” But there are union contracts to consider, and work remains to be done to fully implement those plans. …