LOS ANGELES >> The union representing film actors told its members Thursday not to work with the upcoming pandemic trailer “Songbird”, saying that the filmmakers have not been clear about security measures and had not signed the right deal for the film, which is among the first in production following coronary virus shutdowns .
Actors had reportedly rehearsed remotely for the film produced by Michael Bay and directed by Adam Mason.
The film’s pre-production on IMDbPro.com says that its stars include Demi Moore, Peter Stormare and Craig Robinson and gives the description, “In a post-pandemic world, an even more serious virus continues to mutate.”
But the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Actors issued an order that does not work for its members, saying that the production company “has failed to complete the signing process” and that working with the film could lead to disciplinary action.
“Manufacturers have not been transparent about their safety protocols and this is something we obviously take very seriously,” a spokesman for SAG-AFTRA said in a statement. “As stated in the order does not work, the manufacturers have not yet signed our agreement. We have no further comment. “
The small film was among the first to try to resume production after the long shutdown. California Gavin Newsom gave film and television productions green light to resume photography in the state starting June 12, as long as strict coronavirus restrictions were in place.
Messages seeking comment from the film’s production companies and representatives of Bay and Mason were not immediately returned.
One of the companies, Invisible Narrative, told Deadline: “We are actively working to resolve this paperwork with the guild.”
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