It’s been revealed that more than 170,000 will lose their jobs in the film industry due to the Coronavirus pandemic which has ground everything to a halt.
According to The Guardian, “around 120,000 people are out of work in Hollywood, while in the UK it is estimated that 50,000 freelancers will lose their jobs”.
These numbers come from the US entertainment industry union IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees).
The estimate emerged in a newsletter sent out by the ICG (International Cinematographers Guild) to its members, which made the following statement:
The IATSE reports that the pandemic shutdown has resulted in the loss of 120,000 jobs held by its 150,000 members. It is critical that our industry be included in pending federal relief package.
The Coronavirus pandemic is causing people to lose their jobs in the film industry
We are living in very strange and worrying times.
People are losing their jobs, which is terrible. People are dying which is awful.
We just don’t know what’s going to happen moving forward and many governments aren’t reassuring people properly.
All we can hope is that a vaccine is found soon and that these lockdown measures end very soon.
For the meantime, stay inside and stay safe. That’s all you can do for the time being.
What do you make of this news?
Are you worried about all the people involved in the film industry whose jobs are now at risk due to the Coronavirus pandemic?
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