Why 'When Calls the Heart' Can Keep Filming Amid SAG-AFTRA Strike
currently on strike, which has halted the majority of Hollywood productions, but some are getting the green light to continue filming. The latest production to receive the go-ahead amid the SAG-AFTRA strike: Hallmark Channel's .The popular drama, led by star/executive producer Erin Krakow, has received a waiver from the actors' union to move ahead with filming on season 11 in Vancouver, reports.According to conditions of the SAG-AFTRA strike, which officially began July 13 after negotiations with the studios and streamers via the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) broke down, independent projects can apply for a waiver to keep working «without being in violation of the strike order.» , which premieres its 10th season July 30, joins the faith-based streaming series, which also airs on The CW, and Apple TV+'s Israeli spy thriller, , as the few TV productions being granted interim SAG-AFTRA agreements allowing filming to commence.All told, the actors' union has granted 68 waivers for TV and movie productions, the latter of which includes , starring Anne Hathaway, Hunter Schafer and Michaela Coel, and , with Jenna Ortega and Paul Rudd. The news that will be able to film is the latest development amid a turbulent few weeks as actors and writers continue to strike. Actors officially went on strike after negotiations with studios and streamers fell apart over several key issues.