Amazon Prime Video Rolls Out On-Set Counselors To Multiple Productions After Success Of Measure On Barry Jenkins’ ‘Underground Railroad’

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Amazon Prime Video is rolling out on-set counselors to a number of its productions following the success of the measure on Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad. 

The Moonlight director brought in Mental Health Counselor Kim Whyte for the production of the traumatic miniseries adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel, which starred Joel Edgerton and told of a group of people escaping slavery in the 1800s.

Margy Elliott, Amazon Prime’s Senior Strategy Manager, D&I, said Jenkins’ move is now considered by the streamer to be best practice in terms of mental health and safety on set.

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