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Tip #1374: Unions Approve Resuming Production
Media production resumes in Los Angeles – with strict safety protocols.
SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild of America and JPC, a bargaining group that represents commercial advertisers and advertising agencies, agreed to resume media production in Southern California effective Feb. 1, 2021, consistent with the expiration of the pause recommendation by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Learn more about the agreement.
“While commercial and independent production may return to Southern California at this time, the parties maintain that film and television productions must abide by the industry-issued COVID-safety protocols and will continue to monitor and consider orders or recommendations issued by the Public Health Department,” the groups said in a statement.
NOTE: The pandemic caused the lowest number of production days in Los Angeles in 25 years, down 48% from 2019.
The Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) Production Safety Task Force published a comprehensive safety guide for producers as they go back to work titled “COVID Safety Protocols for Producing Independent Productions.” These guidelines offer a comprehensive and detailed recommendation of the steps independent producers should take to help secure the safety of cast and crew during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about the safety protocols.