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SAG-AFTRA Chief Says (Hollywood) Production Won’t Return To “Normal” Until Vaccine, Testing & Tracing Are In Place
Deadline ^ | May 6, 2020 | David Robb

Posted on 05/06/2020 11:53:58 AM PDT by EdnaMode

The full reopening of the film and TV industry probably won’t be possible until a vaccine is developed to combat the coronavirus and testing and tracing of the virus’ spread are in place, according to David White, national executive director of SAG-AFTRA. White shared that view during a media conference call today with the top leaders of the industry’s unions and guilds, including representatives of the DGA, IATSE, Actors’ Equity and the WGA East.

“As a general matter, it’s worth noting that a vaccine is right now maybe not a consensus but overwhelmingly viewed as the time when everything can go back to normal,” White said. “And broad and reliable testing and tracing is the rule-of-thumb standard as to when we will have some organized, sustained production returning to stages. If you don’t know who is a super-carrier, and they’re on a set with folks, even with social distancing, you’ve got a problem. So you’ve got to be able to test and the vaccine is viewed as the time when it can come back.

“I’m not an expert and there’s broad thinking around that,” he continued, “but as a rule of thumb, we’re looking for things to be firmly in place before we’re going to put people in an environment that can actually directly and negatively affect their health.”

Asked by Deadline about the work of the Industry-Wide Labor Management Safety Committee, which will play a key role in establishing protocols for a resumption of production, White said, “All the unions are working together on an easy-to-understand format to give an indication as to whether or not we’ve agreed that a set is safe vs. unsafe, so we’re all working together to come up with that protocol, which will tie into what the industry is doing.”

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: california; carteris; coronavirus; covid19; fearmongering; film; gabriellecarteris; hollywood; losangeles; movies; sag; sagaftra; vaccine
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Hollywood is going to put itself out of business over a virus that mostly kills elderly people with preexisting conditions. Feel sorry for the good people that work there. Maybe it's time for a new film industry.
1 posted on 05/06/2020 11:53:58 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Can we keep them shut down even after we have a vaccine? Please?


2 posted on 05/06/2020 11:55:07 AM PDT by ksm1
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To: EdnaMode

They didn’t react like this to HIV..


3 posted on 05/06/2020 11:55:13 AM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: EdnaMode

If they off themselves, it will no effect on millions of lives.


4 posted on 05/06/2020 11:56:10 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: EdnaMode

But without Hollywood actors, we wouldn’t know that we’re all in this together and how much they care about us.


5 posted on 05/06/2020 11:56:14 AM PDT by cyclotic (A vote for Democrats is a vote for lower traffic volumes)
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To: EdnaMode

I love a good suicide, and it couldn’t happen to a more deserved bunch of America Hating Commies.


6 posted on 05/06/2020 11:56:48 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: EdnaMode

That’s a shame.
Of course they will just relocate production to other areas after a bit.


7 posted on 05/06/2020 11:57:01 AM PDT by TexasM1A
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To: EdnaMode

Oh dear. What shall I do. I’m so upset.


8 posted on 05/06/2020 11:57:09 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: EdnaMode

...”Won’t Return To “Normal” Until Vaccine, Testing & Tracing Are In Place”

Geez. That’ll be 18-24 months. It’s Hollywood so...Hopefully!


9 posted on 05/06/2020 11:57:16 AM PDT by albie
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To: EdnaMode

Thank God, most likely there will never be a vacine.


10 posted on 05/06/2020 11:57:50 AM PDT by exnavy (american by birth and choice, I love this country!)
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To: EdnaMode

Soooo...

Never.

There’s not going to be a vaccine for this. By the time A vaccine will be made the virus will have already mutated. It already has.


11 posted on 05/06/2020 11:59:52 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: EdnaMode

Since when has Hollywood ever been normal?


12 posted on 05/06/2020 12:00:26 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: EdnaMode

Good, they only make crap anyway.


13 posted on 05/06/2020 12:01:38 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: EdnaMode

woohoo!


14 posted on 05/06/2020 12:02:01 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Screw journalists.)
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To: EdnaMode

OH NOES without Hollyweird how will we all survive/sarc


15 posted on 05/06/2020 12:02:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EdnaMode

Reminds me of a very non pc scene out of Blazing Saddles.


16 posted on 05/06/2020 12:02:27 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: EdnaMode; All

I didn’t watch a single second of the Oscar awards from last Feb. I saw some movies last year and this, and among the films from last year, I did see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and The Irishman which were both nominated in some way.

But I haven’t missed Hollywood.
I looked up and found Parasite won Best Picture.

“In PARASITE, greed, class discrimination and a mysterious interloper threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.” —oscar. go. com

Shrug.


17 posted on 05/06/2020 12:02:35 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Darksheare

“They didn’t react like this to HIV.”

My very first thought, too.


18 posted on 05/06/2020 12:03:38 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: EdnaMode

This is great news. Here’s hoping that we get the Corona Vaccine at the same time we get the HIV vaccine.


19 posted on 05/06/2020 12:04:40 PM PDT by Herodes
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To: EdnaMode
Prime example of a non-essential industry.

20 posted on 05/06/2020 12:04:47 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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