SAG-AFTRA and the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees are investigating conditions on the set of Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick.”
The unions made the announcement Wednesday. Reports over the weekend said Lindsay Lohan and several crew members were sent to a hospital due to exhaustion and dehydration from overwork.
Mike Miller, division director of motion picture and television production for the IATSE, said in a statement:
“The IATSE is on top of the situation on the set of Lifetime’s ‘Liz and Dick.’ We have had union representatives on the set since last Friday [June 15] and will continue to monitor the hours and working conditions there. We take very seriously the safety and wellbeing of our crews, and are dedicated to seeing that they are protected from hazardous working conditions.”
SAG-AFTRA said it has “thoroughly investigated” and that its business representatives have visited, and will continue to visit, the set.
“We have spoken with representatives from the company and they are fully aware of their contractual obligations,” a spokesperson said. “We will ensure that all applicable penalties will be paid.”