Skip to comments.SAG-AFTRA Chief Says (Hollywood) Production Won’t Return To “Normal” Until Vaccine, Testing & Tracing Are In Place
Posted on 05/06/2020 11:53:58 AM PDT by EdnaMode
The full reopening of the film and TV industry probably wont 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 industrys unions and guilds, including representatives of the DGA, IATSE, Actors Equity and the WGA East.
As a general matter, its 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 dont know who is a super-carrier, and theyre on a set with folks, even with social distancing, youve got a problem. So youve got to be able to test and the vaccine is viewed as the time when it can come back.
Im not an expert and theres broad thinking around that, he continued, but as a rule of thumb, were looking for things to be firmly in place before were 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 weve agreed that a set is safe vs. unsafe, so were all working together to come up with that protocol, which will tie into what the industry is doing.
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Can we keep them shut down even after we have a vaccine? Please?
They didn’t react like this to HIV..
If they off themselves, it will no effect on millions of lives.
But without Hollywood actors, we wouldn’t know that we’re all in this together and how much they care about us.
I love a good suicide, and it couldn’t happen to a more deserved bunch of America Hating Commies.
That’s a shame.
Of course they will just relocate production to other areas after a bit.
Oh dear. What shall I do. I’m so upset.
...”Wont Return To Normal Until Vaccine, Testing & Tracing Are In Place”
Geez. That’ll be 18-24 months. It’s Hollywood so...Hopefully!
Thank God, most likely there will never be a vacine.
Theres 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.
Since when has Hollywood ever been normal?
Good, they only make crap anyway.
OH NOES without Hollyweird how will we all survive/sarc
Reminds me of a very non pc scene out of Blazing Saddles.
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
“They didnt react like this to HIV.”
My very first thought, too.
This is great news. Here’s hoping that we get the Corona Vaccine at the same time we get the HIV vaccine.
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