Film Resilience: Government gives film another take

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Published: April 20, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic caused major problems for all industries, with none escaping it unscathed. The film industry was no different. How do you operate large-scale productions with social distancing protocols in place? Major productions across the globe were duly shut down, leaving many people without work. But while other industries managed to implement measures to help full-time staff to a degree, the film industry is propped up by thousands of freelance operators, who did not have the luxury of UIF, paid leave and other relief. Thankfully, governments governments around the world began offering once-off grants, tax payment deferments, and other health care compensation to help relieve the pressure on those freelancers feeling the effects of COVID-19.

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