NPACT, the trade association for nonfiction production companies doing business in the U.S., has established a COVID-19 online hotline.
The hotline provides an anonymous place for those working in nonfiction production to report any COVID-related health and/or safety issues, or concerns pertaining to their work experiences as production resumes amid the pandemic. The NPACT-sponsored hotline can be accessed online and is available to anyone working in nonfiction production.
Upon receiving a message via the hotline, NPACT will share the anonymously reported information with the relevant production company. NPACT also will share its own best practices guidelines, as well as relevant state guidelines, government resources and response information from relevant agencies.
Michelle Van Kempen, NPACT’s interim general manager, said: “We know how seriously producers and their network and streaming partners are taking health and safety protocols, which is allowing production to resume and people to get back to work. As the leader in promoting best practices in nonfiction, NPACT believes it’s also essential for workers to have a safe place to anonymously report any health and safety concerns they may have. We applaud the heroic efforts producers, buyers and staff are making to keep production up and running safely, and know that as we work together to promote communication and compliance, our industry will continue to thrive.”