Planning for a Safer Return to Sets and Studios

A Return to Work: Putting Protocols into Practice

Watch a video presentation on how the new safety protocols will be put into practice.

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The conversation will cover The Safe Way Forward's guiding principles: strictly enforced testing regimens and safety protocols, a zone-based set system, and diligent use of personal protective equipment (PPE). There will also be a detailed walkthrough of how the new protocols will be implemented, providing a “day-in-the-life” look at what members can expect upon returning to production.

 

The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters and the Basic Crafts Announce COVID-19 Testing and Protocols Adopted with the AMPTP to Allow Production to Resume Safely

Protocols Based on ‘The Safe Way Forward’ Multi-Union Report Released in June

Los Angeles —The unions representing casts and crews today announced they have reached an agreement with the major studios on protocols to allow the industry to safely re-open. The protocols pave the way for creative workers, who have been hard hit by the pandemic, to resume their crafts and livelihoods in workplaces redesigned around their health. Guiding principles include strictly enforced testing regimens and safety protocols, a zone-based system, and diligent use of personal protective equipment (PPE). The new measures will be implemented by employers in order to minimize the risk of transmission. To ensure workers’ livelihoods are not burdened with added uncertainty during the pandemic, the agreement also includes COVID-19 sick leave and quarantine pay.  

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Return to Work Agreement with AMPTP

The agreement is the outcome of unprecedented coordination and solidarity between 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). This group worked with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for months to develop science-based protocols to minimize the risk of transmission, designed with the unique work environments of film and television production in mind. 

 

 

 

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Return to Work Agreement with AMPTP
The Safe Way Forward - Production Safety Guidelines (Updated)
The Safe Way Forward: Questions and Answers
COVID-19 Protocols for Individual Voiceover Recording
COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Singing
Joint Protocols for Hair, Makeup, Wardrobe/Costume and Props
Tools & Resources for Producers & Employers During COVID-19: Testing, Sanitation & PPE
News & Broadcast, COVID-19: Know Your Rights (ENG/ESP)
Quick Start Guide for Independent Producers
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Order of the Health Officer
Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force

 

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