Coronavirus: 120,000 IATSE Members Lose Their Jobs In Production & Event Shutdowns, Union Donates $2.5M






Source: Deadline | David Robb, Nellie Andreeva
March 17, 2020

As the wave of film and TV production shutdowns over the coronavirus pandemic is starting to subside, their staggering impact on below-the-line workers is starting to emerge. IATSE reported Tuesday that the COVID-19-related production suspensions snd event cancellations have resulted in the loss of 120,000 jobs held by its 150,000 members. A large number of those affected work in Hollywood production but IATSE also covers live events, conventions and all people-facing businesses that have been hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak.