That Show You Love? There’s No One on Set for It

Opinion:

That Show You Love? There's No One on Set for It

My colleagues in the film industry are among the millions of idled workers in America.

 

Mobile film dressing rooms and production vehicles sit idled in on one of the production trucking company Haddad’s lots in Brooklyn. Credit...Craig Blankenhorn for The New York Times

By
Mr. Lindley is a cinematographer and president of the International Cinematographers Guild. Mr. Blankenhorn is a film industry still photographer.
April 21, 2020

 

 

Some five weeks ago those film companies that take your parking spaces, block your sidewalks and keep you awake at night shut down everywhere in the country and in most places in the world. “I’m in between jobs” is a timeworn Hollywood deflection to avoid admitting that you’re out of work. But now I’m part of an entire industry that is in between jobs.

The cameras have been turned off, the sets are dark, and technicians and other crews have been quarantined in their homes. Over 60,000 of my colleagues in the major film industry trade guilds are among the millions of idled workers in America.

 

Credit...Craig Blankhorn for The New York Times

 

Credit...Craig Blankenhorn for The New York Times

 

 

To read the entire New York Times opinion article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/opinion/coronavirus-film-sets.html?fbclid=IwAR02_pb0ViKVx-tTAcNNFetTUzWa0in8ZilkPoqilMTQOnLhN5kq6BTfu68