In response to production shutdowns due to COVID-19, a number of studios have announced additional payments to crew beyond what is required in the BCCFU Master Agreement. These additional payments are generally earmarked for “core crew” (i.e. those regularily employed) who would have a reasonable expectation of continued employment were it not for the production shutdown. Whether or not someone was on a daily or a weekly contract doesn’t appear to affect who receives payments. Anyone expected to wrap before any additional payments were completed would only be paid until they would have wrapped.

Please Note: Some of these additional payments are not expected to be processed until sometime in April. Additional payments are generally based on minimum calls. 

The following is an overview of the studio payments in response to the COVD019 shutdowns, as of March 30, 2020. This information is being provided as to the best of the BCCFU’s knowledge.

ABC/Disney:
– Paying core crew until April 3 or earlier if expected to wrap earlier.
– ABC/Disney Productions: “A Million Little Things” S2; “Bonfire”, “Gabby Duran” S2 , “The Mighty Ducks” S1, “The Mysterious Benedict Society” S1 , “Omens” S1, “Turner & Hooch”

CBS:
– Paying core crew for two weeks after shutdown, or earlier if expected to wrap earlier.
– CBS Productions: “Charmed” S2, “Nancy Drew” S1, “Bonzo” S2, “Radio Nowhere” S1.

NBCUniversal:
– Paying core crew for three weeks after shutdown, or earlier if expected to wrap earlier.
– NBCUniversal Productions: “Arcadia”, “Brand New Cherry Flavor” S1, “La Brea”, “Resident Alien” S1

Netflix: 
– Paying core crew for two weeks “hiatus” after shutdown, plus two additional weeks (total four weeks), or earlier if expected to wrap earlier.
– Netflix Productions: “Another Life” S2, “Lou”, “Midnight Mass” S1, “Mixtape”, “The Noel Diary”, “Pieces of Her” S1, “Untitled Graham King Project”.

Nickelodeon:
– Paying core crew for two weeks after shutdown, or earlier if expected to wrap earlier.
– Nickelodeon Productions: “The Astronauts” S1.

Paramount:
– Paying core crew for two weeks after shutdown, or earlier if expected to wrap earlier.
– Paramount Productions: “Home Before Dark” S2

Warner Bros. Television (WBTV): 
– Paying core crew for two weeks after shutdown, or earlier if expected to wrap earlier.
– WBTV Productions:  “Batwoman” S1, “The Flash” S6, “Kung Fu” Pilot, “Riverdale” S4, “Supergirl” S5, “Superman & Lois”, “Supernatural” S15.

If you were not included in these payouts but believe you should have been, please contact us at team155@teamsters155.org with your name and your work history prior to the production shutdown, and we will look into it on your behalf.