Film, TV Industry’s Return-to-Work Protocols Extended Indefinitely

Labor News, Industry News

Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on June 30, 2021.

The film and TV industry’s return-to-work protocols have been extended indefinitely until “a new agreement is reached,” labor and management said [Wednesday] night as the protocols were about to expire.

The sides said the move will “give them necessary time to negotiate Covid-19 safety agreement modifications.”

The protocols were established in September in an agreement between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, the Teamsters and the Basic Crafts. They’d originally been set to expire on April 30, but were extended until tonight at midnight PT. In a joint statement, labor and management said that the “current agreement will remain in effect during the interim period.” …

Deadline Hollywood 7/1

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