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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 ?

Posted On: Nov 21, 2019

Warm Wishes for Thanksgiving

Posted On: Apr 22, 2019

The Memoranda of Agreement for the 2019 SAG-AFTRA Commercials and Audio Commercials Contract are now published and available for download, along with the JPC Summary of Agreement.

The rate increase for talent is 6% and the new Pension & Health rate is 19%. Both increases became effective as of April 1st, 2019.

Please reach out if you have any questions on the new agreement provisions. We’re happy to help estimate new productions or calculate any retroactive increases.

Your Production Team

Happy Spring!

Posted On: Mar 25, 2019

The SAG-AFTRA Commercials Code for TV and Audio will expire on 3/31/19

Bonefide is excited to keep you informed during the current negotiations and to help you plan for upcoming productions under the new 2019 contract.

Preparing talent figures for the new SAG-AFTRA agreement is no easy task. Adequate budgeting will help to mitigate those challenges and Bonefide is here to help!

We’ve included some tips below.

New Productions:
Schedule as many commercial productions before the March 31st deadline, particularly if they are a big campaign or feature expensive celebrity talent. 

Projected increase:
Plan to add 10% to current rates for productions that will occur after April 1, 2019.

Protect Existing Commercials:
Start negotiations for new MPU’s as soon as possible – to ensure that broadcast rights are maintained regardless of what happens during the negotiations.

Celebrity Contracts:
Celebrity negotiations can be tricky during a contract renegotiation. Bonefide is here to assist with negotiating favorable terms into celebrity agreements to give advertisers more control in the event of a stoppage.


Contact us with any questions!

Posted On: Dec 26, 2018

Best wishes for an inspired New Year!

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings!

Posted On: Dec 11, 2018

As an extension of our Holiday Greeting to you – our valued clients, colleagues and friends, we wanted to share the power of giving.

This year, Bonefide has chosen three 501c3 animal rescue organizations and made contributions to support the incredible work they do, their dedication and commitment to animal education and 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 hope that you will also consider giving generously to support them and the animal communities they serve.

To make a contribution and learn how you can make a difference, please click below.

From the animal lovers at Bonefide|Productions,

Happy Holidays! 

Teresa Hand, Ashley Finegan, and Debra Franchi

Wishing you a Happy New Year

Posted On: Dec 27, 2017


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