Hollywood unions sign deal with studios boosting return to work

Los Angeles (AFP) – Hollywood’s top unions announced a deal with major film studios Monday on coronavirus safety measures needed for the entertainment industry to ramp up its return to production.The months-long talks over Covid-related testing, equipment and sick pay were seen as a significant bottleneck in getting Tinseltown back to work, with unions currently needing to approve individual film and television projects on a case-by-case basis.The deal is seen as a shot in the arm for a struggling industry that has seen silver-screen productions grind to a halt — although obstacles such as la…

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