March 2020

Over 120,000 Entertainment Industry Jobs Lost Since Coronavirus Outbreak

The global pandemic has affected roles associated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). News of the lost jobs comes from the International Cinematographers Guild and Motion Picture Editors Guild. Roles displaced by the coronavirus include editors, cinematographers and production designers. Some members will receive payment for up to two weeks following production closings. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, it is very unlikely projects will continue after that period of time. IATSE international president Matthew D. Loeb is now asking Congress to pass a relief package for entertainment employees. Matthew D. Loeb, via petition Matthew D. Loeb, via petition.