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TV SERIES LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED FREELANCE PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

Hi Maine! Currently in search of experienced freelance production assistants for new TV survival series filming in Maine’s Franklin County this Aug-Oct.  Six-episode series airing 2021 on major American channel.  Must be outdoorsy, and willing/able to work as a local in the Rangeley area; production does not provide lodging. 

If you fit the bill — experienced PA who can work full time as a local in the Rangeley area this Aug-Oct — please send cover letter and resume/credits to devonplatte@gmail.com

The Safe Way Forward

The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and the Teamsters issued a joint report for COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. 

The guidelines include recommendations for testing and department-specific protocols to provide a safer workplace for cast and crew in a pre-vaccine COVID-19 world, to be tailored to each production.

  • PART ONE: Guidelines for a safe set in the current environment
  • PART TWO: To test or not to test… is not a question it turns out
  • PART THREE: A virtual tour through the Zone System
  • PART FOUR: Departmental considerations

Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers issued a white paper, an informational document including an initial set of recommended principles and guidelines of safety protocols for re-opening the film industry.

Crafted by union officials and studio executives, the guiding principles may evolve over time, and department specific operational protocols and project-specific work flows still need to be developed separately.

Staggered call times.  No more buffet-style food.  Virtual casting and electronic scripts.  The white paper includes proposed health and safety guidelines for Motion Picture, Television and Streaming productions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Added to the Maine Film Office Website

There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our residents and those who want to vacation or work here. Like the rest of the world, Maine is taking measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and are following CDC guidelines. The Maine Film Office takes these measures seriously, and we want to provide you with updates about safely reopening the Maine film industry (when the time is right).

Industry Infighting, Union Turf Battles Slow Development of Back-to-Work Plan

“The entertainment industry’s efforts to develop safety protocols for restarting production is predictably becoming a brawl among the major studios and Hollywood unions that has delayed the presentation of the industry’s back-to-work plan to state and local officials. As Variety has reported, jumpstarting production amid the coronavirus pandemic will be complicated and expensive.” – Variety