SAG-AFTRA Announces New Safety Plans for Stunt Coordinators

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has announced plans to improve safety for stunt coordinators on film and television sets.

The American labour union, which represents approximately 160,000 media professionals worldwide, released announced this month that it had approved the creation of a "Stunt Coordinator Minimum General Standards Eligibility Process Guideline" during its plenary in October.

The program, which is set to launch 2020, will allow  stunt coordinators to apply for inclusion in SAG-AFTRA's online registry after demonstrating that they have completed 500 working days. Also included within the program is a volunteer mentoring scheme and an apprentice coordinator scheme.

President of SAG-AFTRA Gabrielle Carteris commented, “The development of the Stunt Coordinator Minimum General Standards Eligibility Process Guideline is a landmark achievement that will enhance skills training and ultimately help employers ensure set safety.”