As COVID threatens Alberta film productions, union calls for mandatory vaccinations
The head of Calgary’s biggest film workers union says COVID-19 vaccination requirements need to be toughened on Canadian film sets after several cases in the industry have forced productions to alter filming schedules.
Damian Petti, president of IATSE 212, could not speak about the status of specific projects due to non-disclosure agreements. But actor Andrew Garfield made headlines earlier this week when he appeared remotely on the American talk show The View and said he couldn’t appear in person because of a COVID outbreak on the set of Under the Banner of Heaven, currently being shot in southern Alberta. He said he was self-isolating in Calgary.
By: Eric Volmers