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Re: Media Chat....Current Events
« Reply #75 on: February 21, 2021, 01:43:57 AM »
I saw this title in the credits of a movie I just finished watching, "covid supervisor".  It marks the times we are living in.

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« Reply #76 on: February 21, 2021, 09:03:38 AM »
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I saw this title in the credits of a movie I just finished watching, "covid supervisor".  It marks the times we are living in.
Yeah I read somewhere that the Ellen game show (Game of Games I  think it's called) has _ELEVEN_ COVID Supervisors.  As an education union negotiator I'm pushing for our district to install similar positions at all of the school site; they're basically employees who's sole job is to ensure that all COVID safety protocols are being followed at all times.  It's a position that makes 100% complete sense, IMO: most employees in jobs currently are busy 1) doing their job and 2) doing their job while thinking of all of the myriad of COVID safety-related changes they/we now have to follow.  I talked to a friend of mine that works on TV and film productions and he told me simply, "we're all focused on our own jobs so it makes sense to hire people to focus on everyone maintaining safety protocols: we can't all have Tom Cruise in our productions  :P "

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« Reply #77 on: April 05, 2021, 09:39:36 PM »
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« Reply #78 on: May 12, 2021, 02:22:52 PM »
so i'm looking at up coming movies & what do i see opening tomorrow at amc

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« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2021, 11:06:03 AM »
AMC announced today that if you are an AMC stockholder that you get a free large popcorn when you go see your next movie at AMC.  I wonder if I'll have to report it as a dividend on my taxes.

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« Reply #80 on: June 03, 2021, 12:09:05 PM »
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AMC announced today that if you are an AMC stockholder that you get a free large popcorn when you go see your next movie at AMC.  I wonder if I'll have to report it as a dividend on my taxes.
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« Reply #81 on: June 17, 2021, 04:22:21 PM »
brace yourselves
The Tomorrow War marketing is about to blanket us with adverts

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Re: Media Chat....Current Events
« Reply #82 on: June 27, 2021, 07:02:30 AM »
For people with Sirius/XM, there are several good podcasts available on demand through the app.


There’s a 6 part documentary that goes through the history of SDCC,  “Comic Con Begins: Origin Stories of the San Diego Comic-Con and the Rise of Modern Fandom”
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There are several Marvel scripted podcasts as well as other MCU based podcasts(Not all the material is exclusive to Sirius/XM)

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There is also a weekly show hosted by Entertainment Weekly writers that reviews/previews Superhero TV shows and movies called “Superhero Insider”


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« Reply #83 on: July 01, 2021, 11:42:37 PM »
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Yeah I read somewhere that the Ellen game show (Game of Games I  think it's called) has _ELEVEN_ COVID Supervisors.  As an education union negotiator I'm pushing for our district to install similar positions at all of the school site; they're basically employees who's sole job is to ensure that all COVID safety protocols are being followed at all times.  It's a position that makes 100% complete sense, IMO: most employees in jobs currently are busy 1) doing their job and 2) doing their job while thinking of all of the myriad of COVID safety-related changes they/we now have to follow.  I talked to a friend of mine that works on TV and film productions and he told me simply, "we're all focused on our own jobs so it makes sense to hire people to focus on everyone maintaining safety protocols: we can't all have Tom Cruise in our productions  :P "
I've been working as a Covid-19 Compliance Officer (C19CO) on film sets. Basically, SAG-AFTRA produced a plan called "The Safe Way Forward" last June and that along with California state and the counties/cities provides the guidelines for film, television, commercials, and music videos. For big shows and films, the Covid-19 team could be huge. You needed at least one C19CO per 16 people, you had to separate the set into zones, everyone had to be tested regularly, etc. The C19CO are not allowed to do anything to assist the production. They just monitor. On some shows you literally had a team of people who all day just went around wiping surfaces and door knobs and such. Another group who oversee testing. Everyone has to have their temp checked before arriving on set, so you had to have dedicated entrances and people to do that. All crafty has to be single use manufacturer sealed. Equipment has to be sanitized. Props have to be sanitized between any exchanges. No one can bring outside F&B on to set. Nothing communal. On some sets, coffee pots were not allowed. If people are within 6-feet of each other, in addition to masks they have to wear face shields. Some sets required double-masking. Everyday of every production had to have Covid plans for SAG and for the county/city you were shooting in. If there was a kiss, it required an additional special test the day of production and the two people kissing had to rinse their mouths with an oral cleanser containing hydrogen peroxide for 1-minute before and after every take that they kissed. It was nuts. With respect to Cruise, in general, you can yell at your child, but in any other circumstance it is uncalled for. Especially when you take into account the power dynamic between Cruise and the crew. And his ego and vanity. It was awful. With that being said, I have had tense days with crew members where f-bombs were dropped back and forth between us because they didn’t want to follow the covid rules. My biggest issue is that cast and crew should have the decency to respect that we are just trying to do our job. That's when I would get pissed. I'm just trying to pay the rent. I would have actors and actresses complaining to me for enforcing the rules that their union created.
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Re: Media Chat....Current Events
« Reply #84 on: July 02, 2021, 02:55:23 AM »
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I've been working as a Covid-19 Compliance Officer (C19CO) on film sets. Basically, SAG-AFTRA produced a plan called "The Safe Way Forward" last June and that along with California state and the counties/cities provides the guidelines for film, television, commercials, and music videos. For big shows and films, the Covid-19 team could be huge. You needed at least one C19CO per 16 people, you had to separate the set into zones, everyone had to be tested regularly, etc. The C19CO are not allowed to do anything to assist the production. They just monitor. On some shows you literally had a team of people who all day just went around wiping surfaces and door knobs and such. Another group who oversee testing. Everyone has to have their temp checked before arriving on set, so you had to have dedicated entrances and people to do that. All crafty has to be single use manufacturer sealed. Equipment has to be sanitized. Props have to be sanitized between any exchanges. No one can bring outside F&B on to set. Nothing communal. On some sets, coffee pots were not allowed. If people are within 6-feet of each other, in addition to masks they have to wear face shields. Some sets required double-masking. Everyday of every production had to have Covid plans for SAG and for the county/city you were shooting in. If there was a kiss, it required an additional special test the day of production and the two people kissing had to rinse their mouths with an oral cleanser containing hydrogen peroxide for 1-minute before and after every take that they kissed. It was nuts. With respect to Cruise, in general, you can yell at your child, but in any other circumstance it is uncalled for. Especially when you take into account the power dynamic between Cruise and the crew. And his ego and vanity. It was awful. With that being said, I have had tense days with crew members where f-bombs were dropped back and forth between us because they didn’t want to follow the covid rules. My biggest issue is that cast and crew should have the decency to respect that we are just trying to do our job. That's when I would get pissed. I'm just trying to pay the rent. I would have actors and actresses complaining to me for enforcing the rules that their union created.

Interesting.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: Media Chat....Current Events
« Reply #85 on: July 02, 2021, 09:52:11 AM »
Thanks for posting that You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login . It's a really interesting insight into the situation on sets. Are all of those restrictions still in place, or have any of them been relaxed with the recent changes in state law and CDC recommendations?

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« Reply #86 on: July 02, 2021, 12:51:36 PM »
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With that being said, I have had tense days with crew members where f-bombs were dropped back and forth between us because they didn’t want to follow the covid rules. My biggest issue is that cast and crew should have the decency to respect that we are just trying to do our job. That's when I would get pissed. I'm just trying to pay the rent. I would have actors and actresses complaining to me for enforcing the rules that their union created.

That's pathetic.  You didn't make the rules.  You are just doing your job.  They should respect that.  When I complain to companies about some rule, I make sure the rep I'm talking to knows it's not about them.  I even say they have nothing to apologize for when they say they are sorry.  They didn't make the policy.  I have a problem with the policy, not with them.  Unfortunately they are my interface.

As others have said, an interesting read.  The kissing sanitization is nuts.