Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Studio Says Safety on 'Riverdale' Set of 'Paramount Importance' Following Crash

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Studio Says Safety on 'Riverdale' Set of 'Paramount Importance' Following Crash

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Studio says 'Riverdale' safety is of 'paramount importance'

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VANCOUVER - Warner Bros. Television says the safety of the cast and crew of its Vancouver-based "Riverdale" set is of "paramount importance."

The studio is speaking out in the wake of a car crash involving star K.J. Apa, who escaped injury in a collision that occurred as he drove home after a 14-hour day.

The incident prompted concerns from some industry observers about long hours in the film and TV business.

But the studio says its productions adhere to guild-mandated standards. That includes a turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap to next day call time, and the offer of a taxi, driver or hotel room to anyone who feels tired or unsafe after work.

The studio says Apa worked 14. …

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