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events: Back on Set, the New Reality - Part 2

July 16, 2020

Join APA on TUESDAY, JULY 28, at 4:00 PM as we present our second Virtual Panel Chat to discuss the changes you MAY (key word, here) see on and off sets related specifically to our industry due to COVID-19.

This time we'll have up-to-date information from the DGA, the Phoenix Film Office, a post production facility and a medical services and training institution.

Panelists in this second of a three-part series include APA Past President and DGA Assistant Director Judy Moore; Executive Producer Bob Giammarco (Owner of AE Media); Phil Bradstock (Phoenix Film Office) and Mark Ewing (President of MedStar Solutions).

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 panelists' presentations and group panel chat. In order to allow more time for questions from attendees, this chat has been expanded to 90 minutes. If you have specific questions you would like to submit PRIOR to the event, send them to: by JULY 23.

The event is free, but Pre-Registration is required. Attendance is limited, so register now:


JUDY MOORE - is a DGA assistant director. She has more than 25 years of experience working in films, television and commercials in both L.A. and Arizona. She's the most recent Past President of the APA and is on the Board of Directors. You can find her film industry-focused blog “Magic Hour” at

BOB GIAMMARCO - is the owner, executive producer, senior mixer, and sound designer at AE Media. Based in the valley since 2004, AE Media has created award-winning work for clients locally and nationally. Bob has over 30 years of experience as a producer/engineer. His work has been a part of projects that have won numerous awards from EMMY's to Gold Lions.

MARK EWING - is the president of MedStar Solutions, an event medical services company and training institution. Mark has over 25 years of experience in the fire service, EMS management, and emergency care instruction. Mr. Ewing has developed training programs for fire and ambulance services, online e-Learning, HR processes, clinical training & skills assessments, and compliance programs. Mark has recently been instrumental in the development of COVID-19 screening guidelines, compliance, and education programs for various organizations. Mark holds numerous instructor credentials from FEMA, DOT, ASHI, MSTI, OSHA, and the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE).

PHIL BRADSTOCK - grew up in Phoenix and has overseen all aspects of the Phoenix Film Office since 2006 including issuing of the Phoenix Film and Digital Media permit and the coordination among the various City departments to accommodate filming requests. He began his career in 2000 as a PA on the TV show Suddenly Susan at Warner Bros. Studios, then worked his way up to a Production Coordinator for Warner Bros. Television and worked on such shows as Nikki (WB), Presidio Med (CBS), Run of the House (WB), Center of the Universe (CBS) and Hot Properties (ABC) among others.