The long working hours per day has been one of the IMAGO concerns for many years. The subject comes and goes in America where the long hour system began and was exported to the rest of the world. The competitive production budgets forces people to work insane hours putting their safety at risk and health. IMAGO is preparing to held soon a Conference about Working Conditions. IMAGO has been doing several initiatives about the subject that can be seen here http://www.imago.org/index.php/social-dialogue.html and Haskell Wexler ASC who is no longer amongst us has offered to IMAGO (no one in America wanted to publish it) his documentary «Who Needs Sleep» you can watch it here. The documentary has been seen by 72 thousand viewers.
Now as article signed by by Anita Busch in the online Magazine Dealine, returns to the subject with n article entitled:
Hollywood’s Grueling Hours & Drowsy-Driving Problem: Crew Members Speak Out Despite Threat To Careers
It’s been four months since Riverdale actor KJ Apa crashed into a lamp post after a long day of shooting, giving rise to questions about long hours on movie and TV sets and the dangers of what is known as “drowsy driving.” Actors, actresses and crew members now are speaking on the record about the dangers of long hours and sleep deprivation and are asking the film and television industries to finally do something about it.
Many who spoke to Deadline said they had been told by others on set to keep quiet, something that has been steadily changing since camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed on a live train track “set” during the filming of Midnight Rider in 2014 and more so now and since the #MeToo movement has erased some of the fear of speaking up.
Follow link to full article. http://deadline.com/2018/02/hollywood-safety-drowsy-driving-long-work-hours-crew-1202275319/