Q. What is the test site directive and who covers the costs? One. The manufacturer is obliged to bear the costs of the trial. Therefore, the union cannot impose the location of the tests. We hope that production companies will work with actors to schedule tests subject to the actor`s professional availability. However, there are realities of security protocols that can complicate the task, such as for example. B the requirement that testing take place 24 hours before work. Sag-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris added: “SAG-AFTRA members are working to get back to work with their colleagues from other entertainment unions, but safety must be a top priority. This agreement establishes reasonable, science-based protocols that allow members to return to the work they love while managing risk.
I am grateful to our sister unions who have worked together during this long crisis, as well as to the studios that have worked together on this important topic. The FAQs also address a host of other concerns when returning to work, including those dealing with hair and makeup, costume adjustments, and accessory handling. The agreement provides for specific measures for security monitoring and covid 19 enforcement. Each production will have a designated COVID 19 Compliance Supervisor, responsible for compliance and safety enforcement and always accessible to the cast and crew during working hours. To ensure that safety protocols are followed, the Compliance Supervisor or a member of their COVID 19 compliance team will be physically present in production with training and authority. Q. How are stuntmen protected? One. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to create a safe working environment; However, this does not prevent a producer from obtaining input from the stunt coordinator when drawing up the minutes of a production. Production must provide SAG-AFTRA with written protocols corresponding to the “safe path forward”. These protocols are specific to production – especially since they will likely come up against the types of scenes, locations, dangerous conditions, and co-iguation of the stuntmen. Thomas Schlamme, President of the DGA: “In these difficult times, it was essential for all of us to bring everyone back safely to the sets and bring them back to storytelling. To address the challenges of our unique work, we have worked with our friends at SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and the Teamsters with producers to develop a comprehensive set of rules that allow for the resumption of production while minimizing the risk we, our families and communities face during this pandemic.
It has been a long and complicated road, and none of this would have been possible without the collaboration and solidarity of our sister guilds and unions. “While this process has not been easy, unprecedented union cooperation and unwavering solidarity have enabled our unions to secure strong COVID-19 protections that translate into significantly safer jobs,” said Matthew D. Loeb, IATSE`s International President. Used by all unions to pay a scholarship to EE`s who have to leave their homes to have a Covid test done on a day when no work is done for the producer. . . .