A pandemic-themed film produced by Michael Bay, entitled “Songbird”, received an “does not work” order from the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).
The reason for the request was because “the producers were not transparent about their security protocols” in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, a union representative said in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
The organization told THR on Thursday that they are taking security protocols “very seriously” and that the film’s producers “have not yet become signatories to our agreement”.
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SAG-AFTRA representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment.
Filmmaker Michael Bay is set to produce ‘Songbird’, a pandemic film. (Photo by John Parra / Getty Images for 6 Underground) (Getty)
According to the agency, the request was issued on Thursday, stating: “The producer of the image entitled ‘Songbird’ was unable to complete the signing process and therefore is not signed in any applicable SAG-AFTRA agreement. As such , SAG-AFTRA members are instructed to withhold any representation services or perform any covered work for this production until further notice from the union. “
In addition, the statement said: “Please note that accepting employment or providing services on Songbird can be considered a violation of Global Rule One. Violating this request may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution”.
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Songbird, which is expected to follow people who are sailing in a pandemic, hopes to start shooting this month, according to THR.
Demi Moore (left), Craig Robinson (center) and Paul Walter Hauser will star in ‘Songbird’. (Getty)
On June 12, film and television productions were allowed to resume in Los Angeles County with strict rules that include on-site employee testing, social detachment, cleaning props and scenery, as well as a coronavirus compliance officer being installed on site. set.
Demi Moore, Craig Robinson and Paul Walter Hauser are among the cast of the film and Adam Mason will be the director. In addition to Bay, 55, Invisible Narratives and Catchlight Films are also supporting the film.
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Bay and Catchlight representatives did not respond immediately when contacted by Fox News for comment. Invisible narratives could not be reached.