SAG-AFTRA, PGA Say SoCal Film and TV Production Can Move Forward

Labor News, Industry News

Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Bryn Sandberg on January 28, 2021.

The industry groups that recommended a production pause amid California’s COVID-19 surge in early January have lifted it.

SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild of America and the Joint Policy Committee — the bargaining group that represents commercial advertisers and advertising agencies — have agreed that effective February 1, filming is cleared to resume.

Their new recommendation comes weeks after most major studios had already resumed at least some of their productions and just days after California Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the state’s regional stay-at-home order. …

THR 1/28

 

Unions Say Commercial Shoots in L.A. Can Resume as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

Reprinted from The Los Angeles Times by Anousha Sakoui on January 28, 2021.

Commercials shoots, a key driver of local production, are set to resume on the streets of Los Angeles.

SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild of America and a bargaining group that represents commercial advertisers and advertising agencies agreed to lift a recommended halt to such productions, according to a joint statement Thursday.

The groups said the move, which will take effect Monday, was in line with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s recommendation, and they noted that COVID-19 testing exemptions for short-duration productions have been eliminated. …

LA Times 1/28

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Jeff Burman served on the Guild’s Board of Directors from 1992 to 2019. He is now retired. He can be reached at jeffrey.s.burman.57@gmail.com.

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