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events: Back on Set, the New Reality

June 16, 2020

Join APA on Tuesday, June 23, at 4:00 PM as we present a Virtual Panel Chat to discuss the changes you MAY (key word, here) see on sets due to COVID-19. Topics include what's actually being done vs. the guidelines proposed by industry leaders and governmental agencies, the differences between shoots and locations (in and out of Arizona) AND the changes TO the changes, some of which seem to be happening daily!

Panelists in this first of a three-part series include APA President Rachel Davidson (Production Insurance; Neil Benton Arts & Entertainment); Set Medic David Giere; Casting Director Bella Hibbs (Good Faith Casting) and Producer/Director Justin Kreinbrink (Monsoon Production Services).

Information presented by the panelists will be based on their personal experiences of changes they have encountered since production resumed following the outbreak of COVID-19. Articles/Guidelines shared from outside organizations will only contain written data published by those sources. The purpose of this event is simply to share information on published guidelines and actual experiences, NOT to imply, infer or guarantee that all guidelines are being followed or all experiences are the same on all sets for all individuals.

Attendees will be able to submit questions following the short presentations and group panel chat.

Pre-Registration is required. Attendance is limited, so register now:


DAVID GIERE is a State certified EMT-Paramedic with 24 total years of experience in the fire/medical field; 15 of those working in the film industry as a Production Medic. Former AFMC Board Member and OSHA 10 General Entertainment Safety Trainer. Accomplishments include: AA Degree in Para Medicine, OSHA Public Sector Certification in General Industry and will soon be finishing an OSHA CSHO Certification in Health Program from ASU Western OSHA Training Institute.

BELLA HIBBS is the owner and head casting director at Good Faith Casting. Good Faith Casting LLC in New Mexico, Arizona & Los Angeles has been trusted by clients as the "go-to" source for casting in the Southwest for 20 years. 

JUSTIN KREINBRINK has over 25 years of experience in film serving as a Producer, Director, UPM/Line Producer, 1st AD, Coordinator, and is a member of SAG/AFTRA as an actor and stuntman. Justin is the owner of Monsoon Production Services, Southern Arizona's largest equipment rental and production services company, as well as Taz Entertainment (Film/TV Production Company).

RACHEL DAVIDSON is Co-Owner of Neil Benton Arts & Entertainment. Offering everything from general liability to cast insurance, equipment coverages to producers Errors and Omissions (E&O), Workers' Compensation and more. We have your production covered from beginning to end, and we're happy to be part of your crew.