Skeem Saam’s producers respond to food shortage problem

Skeem Saam’s producers respond to food shortage problem

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After Skeem Saam extras exposed the soapie for allegedly ill-treating them, they need to begin to defend themselves. Extra’s on the show told an area publication that they might be made to figure on empty stomachs and other “inhumane” conditions.

They also alleged that the food given to them, wasn’t for human consumption as against the most actors who are with the show for a lengthy period.

In a statement sent to an area publication, Skeem Saam producers refute these claims saying they need not received any complaints from any actor.

Skeem Saam’s publicity and social media manager Sumaya Mogola says, “We haven’t received any complaints regarding our extras being ill-treated. every one who is a component of our crew plays a valuable role and this includes our extras. In fact, we are the sort of production where most are valued and made to feel as a part of one family.”

Allegations made against the soapie were so damning as extra’s would complain about being overworked on empty tummies. “If we miss the allotted time for breakfast, we go hungry the entire day,” said one extra.

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The treatment we get on set is extremely disappointing. The story wouldn’t be nearly as good because it is without extras because we feature it,” another extra said.

At the time, Sumaya said every actor is getting an equivalent treatment and therefore the same amount and quality of food.

But the extra’s were pretty adamant that the assembly doesn’t provide an equivalent treatment, “Even extras arrive late on set and that we get breakfast because they know some people come from far and leave their homes without eating breakfast,” the actors told the publication.

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Sumaya on the opposite hand, said they use one agency to urge extra’s but no complaints are received by them, “We’re currently outsourcing one agency that gives us with extras, and that we haven’t received any complaints regarding ill-treatment in the least .”

The extra’s played in top telenovela’s like eTV’s Rhythm City and Scandal! and that they said the treatment is much better, “We don’t experience an equivalent problems at these other productions. In fact, the staff is friendly and that we eat with the cast and crew at an equivalent time.