Contingency Protocol in the Event of a BTH Crew Member Being Out

If a crew member is unable to report to work during principal photography, they must contact the show’s Producer and the Head of Production (Tony) as soon as possible, and no later than two hours before call time. 

The Producer and the Head of Production will then work through the following steps in sequence to determine the most appropriate solution:

  1. If the Director (or double-partner) is unable to work, advance to Step 8.
  2. Call on the “standby” crew member to step in as a day player. If that is not viable, then…
  3. Check to see if having a smaller crew and consolidating positions will work. If that is not viable, then…
  4. Check to see if there is a BFA3 student who isn’t working that day and is available to fill in. If that is not viable, then…
  5. Check to see if there is a BFA2 student who isn’t working that day and is available to fill in. If that is not viable, then…
  6. Check to see if there is an MFA2 student who is available and interested in filling in. If that is not viable, then…
  7. Check to see if there is a BFA1 student who is available and interested in filling in, shuffling crew positions if the BFA1 isn’t adequately trained in the position that needs filling. If that is not viable, then…
  8. Postpone or cancel the shooting day, reworking the schedule as needed.