And last week we learned that Disney would be asking some of its equity performers to return soon to begin rehearsals.
Disney World was in talks with Actors’ Equity Association and was hoping to resume rehearsals soon. But according to Deadline, it appears the two parties are at a bit of impasse.
The executive committee of Actors’ Equity Association has unanimously rejected Walt Disney World’s plan for the safety of its members due to the absence of testing in the proposal.
In a memo sent to its members, the association said testing “has only become more important over the last week. Since our public call last week for testing, there have been more than 43,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida.”
At this time, Disney World hasn’t recalled any Equity members to work, and Equity’s leadership is asking its members to speak out about the importance of testing on their social media platforms.
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