Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

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Covid-19 is

a big problem

for film production

Film and television involves people travelling around the world, gathering in groups of new acquaintances, then going…
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By noreply@redsharknews.com (Phil Rhodes)
redsharknews.com

film and television involves people travelling around the world, gathering in groups of new acquaintances, then going home again. Even if we ignore the need to slow down the spread as much as possible (which is a reasonable, even essential goal) it probably not smart to start a feature film or TV show over the next few weeks. Freelancers, self-employed individuals, casual workers - call them what you will, these categories encompass an awful lot of film and TV workers, and this has created a group of people, particularly those at the beginning of their careers, whose personal circumstances are already on a knife-edge of sustainability.

In many countries, rules about the qualifying period of unemployment make it difficult to claim those benefits on the basis of work which may be patchy….

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