Updated Regularly

Posted in News, tagged with Coronavirus, on April 20, 2020

The APA exists to serve as a resource for factual information, so our members can most effectively manage their businesses under any circumstances, and keep the industry running as smoothly as possible.

This page will be a resource for all relevant information pertaining to COVID-19, as we continue to see a flow of information coming out in the following days and weeks.

We will be updating and adding as quickly as viable information becomes available, and we encourage all our members to return to this page on a regular basis.

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Steve Davies: 07967651171

Martin Poyner: 07751458936

Becca Gribbin: 07905903039

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When contracting a production you should seek the agreement of the agency you are contracting with, as per the Coronavirus addendum.

That is an agreement to meet your costs on a relocation of a shoot to another location or a postponement or cancellation of a production as a result of Coronavirus as follows:

  1. In the case of relocation of a production to a new location or a postponement, for the agency to pay you the additional costs of the relocation or postponement.
  2. In the case of a cancellation, that the agency will pay you cancellation costs on the basis set out in the force majeure clause (18) of the contract Part 2.


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