An evolving hub for members seeking the latest news, resources and updates about COVID-19.

 

‘The Safe Way Forward’ Joint Report from the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, and Teamsters on COVID-19 Safety Guidelines to Provide Safe Workplaces in a Pre-Vaccine World

Detailed Protocols Grounded in Latest Science From Foremost Epidemiologists and Experts

June 12, 2020

Los Angeles — In the next major step toward the resumption of film and television production, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Basic Crafts, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) today released “The Safe Way Forward,” a Multi-Union Report on Covid-19 Safety Guidelines. The Guidelines set forth a detailed set of science-based protocols serving as a path for Employers to uphold their responsibility of providing safe workplaces in a pre-vaccine, Covid-19 world. The Guidelines serve as an essential and necessary element of a return to work for the Unions and Guilds representing film and television casts and crews.

 

SAG-AFTRA Magazine

During this challenging time, the union has produced a digital-only magazine with up-to-the-minute updates on the COVID-19 shutdown. Our special section covers relief efforts by the union and its partners to safeguard members and features stories of those on the frontline, whether it’s reporting the news or assisting others. In addition, we take a pre-pandemic look at how technology is shaping the industry, intimacy coordinators on set and a Q&A with acting legend and Life Achievement recipient Robert De Niro. All this and more is available only in the latest issue of SAG-AFTRA.

 

Listen to a special COVID-19 episode of the SAG-AFTRA Podcast:

The $2 trillion economic rescue plan will offer​ assistance to millions of entertainment industry professionals. Judy Conti, Government Affairs Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), discusses components important to SAG-AFTRA members.

Help Center

On-Set Emergency

On-Set Emergency: (844) 723-3773

Help Center

How can we help? Call, chat with a rep, get answers to FAQs or send us an email.