Forget furloughs and all that stuff. VARIETY points out how the government shutdown will affect film and television:

  • Film permits for shooting at national parks may not be issued.

  • Visa processing is going to be slower—but not halted—for studios that are working with international actors that would need work visas.

  • The National Association of Theatre Owners may not be able to lobby Congress about that annoying little Affordable Care Act provision that would require health care to be extended to workers who put in 30 hours, instead of the current 40-hour mandate. (If you read between the lines, yes, people like this are half the reason we’re IN a shutdown right now, and why your dumb indie film is going to have relocate to the fire hydrant on your block instead of the geysers at Yellowstone.)

(source: DEFAMER)


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