- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
SAG has joined the chorus of concern over reports of juvenile mistreatment during the production of “Kid Nation.”
“We are shocked at recent reports regarding the treatment and exploitation of children on the set of ‘Kid Nation’ in New Mexico,” the actors guild said. “Had the children been engaged under SAG contracts, they would have had protections including maximum daily work hours based on their age.”
AFTRA, which represents a host on the show, issued an earlier statement (HR 8/27).
Long hours and the kids’ medical care have figured in concerns raised about the show. But CBS insists that top-notch staff was in place and that no child was mistreated during shooting.
“Kid Nation” took 40 kids to a New Mexico ghost town to record how they coped in a kid-run society. The series is set to premiere on Sept. 19.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day