STUDIOS, GUILDS AGREE TO EXTEND RETURN-TO-WORK SAFETY PROTOCOLS TO JUNE 30

The current agreement, which was reached last September, is up April 30.

A COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in January. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The current agreement, which was reached last September, is up April 30.

Hollywood’s major studios and guilds are extending their return-to-work agreement another three months.

The current contract was scheduled to expire on April 30, but the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the industry’s top guilds — including SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, the DGA, the Teamsters and the Basic Crafts — have agreed to keep the current protocols in place for another few months.

That will give them more time to hash out the details of the updated on-set protocols, and work through questions like, “Should vaccines be mandatory on film and television sets?” As of now, they are not — but strict safety protocols, including mask-wearing, social distancing and frequent testing, are being followed to keep COVID-19 from spreading.

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