Reed Smith Client Alerts

As many studios and production companies begin to gear up for a return to physical production of film, television and digital content, we must collectively ask: “what is the safest way to re-start production in light of COVID-19’s lingering threat?”
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We have reviewed numerous recommendations, white papers (including the recent June 1, 2020 white paper issued by the AMPTP in collaboration with various studios, the DGA, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE), and internal guidelines from studios, production companies, guilds, unions, and international and local film and television organizations and this guide is an effort to aggregate certain best practices and guidelines to help you re-start physical production.

Please download the safety production guide below.

Our Reed Smith Coronavirus team includes multidisciplinary lawyers from Asia, EME and the United States who stand ready to advise you on the issues above or others you may face related to COVID-19.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center or contact us at

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