Vancouver Production to Restart as BC Unions Reach Agreements with US Studios

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Nellie Andreeva and Dominic Patten on August 14, 2020.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Vancouver is open for business. Deadline reports that the impasse between US studios and the British Columbia unions over safety protocols is starting to get resolved, with the local unions clearing a number of TV series to begin production there.

One of the first to get a green light was The Good Doctor, we hear, after its lead studio Sony Pictures TV made a deal with the BC Council of Film Unions, made up of IATSE, Teamsters and International Cinematographers Guild locals, and various actors’ unions.

Deadline also reports that Disney TV Studios also has reached an agreement with the BC Council for its Vancouver-based broadcast and streaming series A Million Little Things, Mighty Ducks, Mysterious Benedict Society, Big Sky and Turner & Hooch. …

Deadline Hollywood 8/14

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