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Posted On: Jan 29, 2021

Greenlight Production 🚦

SAG-AFTRA, JPC, and PGA Statement on Return to Work in Commercial and Independent Production

The JPC has released a joint statement in collaboration with SAG-AFTRA and the PGA regarding the decision to lift the previously announced production pause in Southern California, effective February 01, 2021.

Read the entire joint statement and return to work guidelines.

We look forward to working with you again!

Your Bonefide Production Team


Posted On: Jan 10, 2021

12 New Chapters. 365 New Chances.

New is the year, new are the hopes, new is the spirit, and new are the opportunities before us.

Wishing each of you a fulfilling New Year!



Posted On: Jan 05, 2021

⚠️ SAG-AFTRA and industry organizations recommend a temporary hold on in-person productions in Southern CA


This is not how any of us planned to begin the year… but in an effort of caution, SAG-AFTRA and industry organizations have agreed to recommend a temporary hold on in-person productions in Southern California.


Anyone with upcoming shoots should fully outline the cost obligations regarding all associated issues to comply with the recommendation for postponement of upcoming work.

Please click to view an additional FAQ issued by the JPC.

Bonefide is here to help you navigate any delays in your upcoming productions.

Contact us today!

Posted On: Dec 17, 2020

Wishing you an extraordinary Holiday

To make a personal donation, please click on the links below:


The Amador Country Animal Control Department

Northwest Dog Project 

Posted On: Dec 04, 2020

Being on this side of Thanksgiving means the end of the year will be here in a blink. 


We wanted to reach out with some helpful Year-End Housekeeping 🧹. Here are a few scheduling reminders to make your Year-End well…. easier!

Payroll Processing Schedule:

  • All requests for payments that are required to be processed in 2020 must be received by Bonefide no later than Monday, December 10, 2020.

  • Holding Fees due through Monday, January 4, 2021, must be authorized no later than the December 14 cut-off date to ensure timely payment to performers.

  • Payment authorizations received after the cut-off date will be processed in 2021.

  • Urgent payment requests received after December 14, 2020, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Other Updates:

New Office Address: Effective 1-1-21 our new corporate office will be moving to 399 Boylston St. 6th FL, Boston, MA 02116

Same Payment Processing Address:  BONEFIDE Productions | PO BOX 22016 | New York, NY 10087-2016

Posted On: Nov 23, 2020

With Gratitude on Thanksgiving 🍁

This holiday is about family, friends, and acknowledging gratitude.

Whether you’re gathering in a small setting, social distancing, or celebrating virtually, Thanksgiving is still a special time to celebrate together and give thanks. #AloneTogether.

From our family to yours,

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Posted On: Oct 08, 2020

Fall is Finally Here 🍂


The smell of fresh-baked apple pies, football, pumpkin spice everything, crisp cool days, bonfires, sweater-weather, and colorful autumn leaves 🍁, the beauty, and bounty of nature is undeniable.

In the mood for something apple pie–ish? Here is one of our fall favorites!

Our friends at Inspired By Charm have just that right recipe to kick this fall season into gear.

See Full Recipe

We’re looking forward to celebrating the changing of the seasons with you at Bonefide, here’s to a great Q4!

Happy Fall Y’all 🍁

The Bonefide Productions Team 🐾

Posted On: Oct 02, 2020

A safe work environment is our top priority!

Below is an overview released by the Unions on September 21, 2020, with new COVID work guidelines for safety, testing, quarantine, and sick pay. Key highlights include:

Comprehensive, Mandatory Testing Regimens

Every member of the cast and crew will be tested before their first day of work to ensure they are not actively infected with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Cast and crew members in the production environment will subsequently undergo a regular testing protocol during the course of their work on the production. Lab-based PCR tests, the gold standards of COVID-19 testing accuracy, or rapid PCR tests used in conjunction with lab-based PCR tests, will be allowed. Antigen and antibody tests are not acceptable.

Testing Frequency & The Zone System

In order to ensure the different sections of the production environment are tightly controlled, the agreement requires the implementation of a specialized “Zone” system laying out barriers within which those on the sets can flow based on proximity to cast, level of testing, PPE, and the extent to which physical distancing can be observed in the performance of their work.

Given that performers are uniquely vulnerable because they are not able to utilize PPE and physical distancing when cameras are rolling, the agreement requires more frequent testing — of at least three times a week — for performers as well as those with whom they come into close contact, referred to as “Zone A.”

All other individuals in the production environment will utilize physical distancing and PPE at all times. Those who work on set, but not when performers are present without PPE (“Zone B”), must be tested at a minimum of once a week.

Workers in production areas other than the set, such as the production office (“Zone C”), must be tested at a minimum of once every two weeks. Remote workers associated with the production, but not working in the production environment (“Zone D”), will be tested prior to their first day of employment.

Dedicated COVID-19 Safety Monitoring & Enforcement

Each production will have a designated COVID-19 compliance supervisor responsible for safety compliance and enforcement, who will be accessible to cast and crew at all times during working hours.

To ensure that safety protocols are being followed, the compliance supervisor or a member of their COVID-19 compliance team with training and authority will be physically present on the production from crew call to wrap.

The production may hire additional people to work under the compliance supervisor to assist in carrying out the safety duties.

Quarantine Pay & Sick Pay 

Sick Leave. All employees will receive 10 days of COVID-19 paid sick leave, per producer. The leave can be used for any of the eligible COVID-19 events (e.g. testing positive, exhibiting symptoms, isolation or self-quarantine, or when a member of their household tests positive for COVID-19).

Employees who go on COVID-19 sick leave will be reinstated once they have been cleared to return to work, so long as their position continues to exist.

Quarantine Pay. With certain limited exceptions, employees who are required to quarantine or isolate at the request of an employer, or as required by local law, will receive quarantine pay.

Additional information about the guidelines can be found on the unions’ websites at, and


The Bonefide Productions Team 🐾

Posted On: Jun 24, 2020

The Production Industry is open for business once again!

A safe work environment is our top priority. We’re all eager to return to work, but we want to ensure that cast and crews are as safe as possible.

Please click below to download the recommended COVID-19 Production Industry Safety Guidelines published by the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IASE, and Teamsters.

Safety Guidelines

We look forward to working with you again soon!

The Bonefide Productions Team 🐾

Posted On: Dec 19, 2019

Happy Holidays


As an extension of our Holiday Greeting to you – our valued clients, colleagues, and friends, we’ve made contributions in your honor to four 501c3 animal rescue organizations.

Northwest Dog Project |Pibble’s Plantation | Dream Fetchers |Amador County

We support the incredible work they do, their dedication and commitment to animal education, rehabilitation, and their goal for adoption and loving companionship for every animal. We wanted to showcase these folks for you – not only to spotlight the angels they are but with the hopes that you’ll consider giving generously to support them and the animal communities they serve.

Wishing you an extraordinary holiday season!

The Bonefide Productions Team 🐾


get in touch with, or communicate with

We want to hear from you. Contact Bonefide today!


Debra Franchi

399 Boylston Street, 6th Flr.
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 849-7156
Fax: (617) 206-3996


Teresa Hand / SAG-AFTRA Producer

Ashley Finegan / Production Coordinator

3110 Main St. Bldg C
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone (323) 203-1368
Fax: (323) 302-9134